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Through my research on violin concertos, composers, manuscripts and the like I also come across interesting items that don't fit to my personal collection. That includes autograph items (AMQS, ALS, etc), signed scores and rare printed compositions. I am sure that there are collectors who would love these documents. Therefore I am offering these items here for sale. If you would like to buy an item or to have photos of it, please send me a message via my contact page. All further steps like shipping, total price and payment will be arranged via email.

 

Below some highlights from the actual sale:

recent additions:

Grovermann, Carl Hans: score

 

Carl Hans Grovermann: 2. Suite für Klavier. Berlin: AFA-Verlag Hans Dünnebeil. No PN. Published around 1935. 13 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Covers a bit soiled, margins a bit worn, otherwise good. Rare, there is no other copy archived in public libraries!

 

49€

Haydn, Joseph: score

 

Die sieben Worte des Erlösers am Kreutze. Oratorium von J. Haydn. Clavierauszug mit deutsch und italienischem Texte. Bonn und Cöln: Simrock. PN 1876. Engraved. Published 1822. 63 pages. Measures ca. 34x27 cm. Covers worn, inside foxed, otherwise good.

 

69€

Kreutzer, Rodolphe: autograph letter signed (ALS)

 

Autograph letter by Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766-1831), French violinist, teacher, conductor, and composer of forty French operas. The letter is most likely addressed to the adminstration of the Royal Theatres, part of the "Maison du Roi" and dates from around 1815. The letter says:

 

"Monsieur,

j'ai examine avec attention le Diapason de Monsieur Dachon, et Je suis d'avis qu'on peut en faire l'acquisition. Je ne pense cependant pas qu'il puisse atteindre entierement le but que l'auteur s'est propose et que vous desinez, qui est de ne plus entendre s'accorder dans l'orchestre. Le Diapason de Monsieur Dachon sera bon pour prendre un premier accord dans le foyer, princepalement pour les instruments a vent mais il faudra toujours que le La soit donne dans l'orchestre attendu qu'il y a des instruments qui ne peuvent jamais en sortir tels que les contrebasses mais alors l'accord sera moins long et moins desagreable a entendre.

J'ai l'honneur d'etre avec respect votre tres humble et tres obeissant serviteur

Kreutzer"


The French National Archives hold a letter by a „Dachon, mecanicien“ that was sent to the „Théâtres royaux. - Correspondance adressée au surintendant des Menus-Plaisirs et affaires diverses“ (which is part of the „Archives de la Maison du Roi“). The collection gives the time span of the letters from 1815 to 1820.
So it is likely that the engineer Dachon invented a tuning fork around 1815. He sent an offer to the Paris Opera, if they would like to buy it. This offer was forwarded to the Kapellmeister of the orchestra, which was Rodolphe Kreutzer since 1816. This letter is his answer to the administration. For that reason the letter has also a note in a different handwriting on the top left corner of the first page (of about 15 words) which is barely legible. But I could identify words like „autoriser“, „acquerir“, „demande“, „M. Dachon“ and „payement“. There are is also a reference code „Reg. B. No. 947“. So it seems the administration bought one of those tuning forks by Mr. Dachon.

Comes with an engraved portrait of Kreutzer by Quenedey, cut out from a book and glued on a larger sheet of paper with handwritten description (from around 1850 it seems).

Letter measures ca. 18x24 cm. Written on recto and verso. Engraved portrait measures 20x27 cm, the larger sheet of paper to which it is glued has the size 23x33 cm.

 

499€

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: score

 

Six Grandes Sinfonies de W.A. Mozart arrangees pour le Piano par J.N. Hummel. Nr.2 [i.e. KV550]. Mayence: Schott. PN 2049. Engraved. Published around 1823. 19 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Covers slightely worn, a bit soiled. Inside title page with water stain, throughout slightly foxed. Otherwise in good condition. Rare, I would only find two other copies in public libraries.

 

69€

Schumann, Robert: score

 

Symphonie No.IV D moll - Introduction, Allegro, Romanze, Scherzo u. Finale in einem Satze - für grosses Orchester von Robert Schumann op.120. Klavierauszug zu vier Händen. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. PN 8742. Engraved. 47 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Outside a bit worn. Inside foxed, otherwise good. First edition of this arrangement from 1853.

 

49€

Viotti, Giovanni Battista: autograph letter signed (ALS)

 

Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824) was an Italian violinist and composer. He is considered one of the fathers of modern violin playing. He was also a director of French and Italian opera companies in Paris and London.

 

"Londres le 28 Fev. 1820

 

Monsieur le Baron

 

une lettre de quelqu’un qu’on aime déjà et qu’on veut aimer encore d'avantage, est une chose qui donne une bien grande satisfaction !

--- La Votre, que je n'ai recue que hier, m'a fait un plaisir tout particulier; - aussi que reconnaissonce est elle proportionée à ce que vous avez bien voulu me dire de bon et d'aimable. - Et les deux petits mots de reproche? -- Ah ceux là sont charmants et mon cœur a su en sentir toute la délicatesse.

 

Ces malheureux personnels se sont donc donné vendez vous pour etre tous malades à la fois! --- Mon dieu que je regrette que ce soit justement lorsque des affaires indispensables que retiennant loin ? fort! Je ne puis supporter l'idee que mon absences a peut-etre double les embarras de l'administration. Mais que faire de travaille tout que je peux pour sur depecher, malheuresement il faut un temps ? pour metrre en ordre mais tout des choses! - J'espere pour faut que je retrouverai bientot tout le monde reunis, et que Mesdames Fodor et Ronzi ne seront plus de mauvaise humeur. C’est une bonne décision que celle d’avoir remis cette pomme de discorde, cette Gaza ladra. Je l’avois promise à la première en renouvelant son engagement, et la seconde, à ce qui me parait, a bien envie de m’en arracher les yeux ! - Je ne veux point pourtant m’alarmer là dessus, car je lui dirai que j’en ai besoin pour admirer ses contours renaissants, après ses couches.

 

Mon frère me mande que l’opera, à cause de l’horrible catastrophe, n’ouvrira qu’après Pâques. Il n’y aura donc pas de concert non plus? --- Je donnerais quelque choses de bon pour le savoir, car alors je pourrais completer mes deux mois de congé sans scrupule, et les donner entiers à ma baraque. J'en rage de ai avoir pas encore trouvé la moyen de donner du ailes au lettres.

 

Vos deux commissions, mon tres cher Monsieur de Baron, sont faites. Les Billes sont chez moi, et je me flatte que vous en serez content. Quant aux oiseaux, j’ai consulté le genre féminin, qui m’a conseillé d’en acheter deux au lieu d’un. J'ai suivi ce conseil? au premier abord, et economique dans le fond. On m’en demandoit partout huit ou neuf guinées pour un seul, les deux ensemble ne m’en coutent que quatre, à cause que l’un n’avoit que les belles plumes et l’autre que les belles couleurs. Mais voici ce que de belles dames anglaises dirent. Que dans aucun pays du monde on n'arranger mieux en sortes de choses qu'a Paris. Qu'on prendra les belles couleurs de celui qui a la queue courte, a causer des fredaines qu'il n'a casse de faire dans le bois; ou les adaptera a celui qui a conservé son beau plumage et ou en fera deux moities superbes chacune avec leur tete & & & --- L'un de ces Messieurs qui savent faire cela, demeure dans la rue de Richelieu pres de la maison de Garcia. --- Ces charmentes bêtes partirant aujourd'hui, j'espere par la Portefeuille, si avec par le courier prochain. Ayez la bonté Monsieur le Baron de la faire reclamer aux affaires étrangers, et si quand vous les aurez vues, vous ne le approuvez pas, je les garderai volontier pour moi meme.

 

Quelle Longueur, quel bavardage n'est ce pas! --- J'espere que je serai perdonne en faveur des sentiments de consideration et d'affection avec les quels j'ai l'honneur d'être Monsieur le Baron

 

Votre très humble et très devoué serviteur

JBViotti"

 

Addressed very likely to the Baron de la Ferté, who was a member of the Ministry of the Royal French Household and the Intendant of Theaters.

 

Viotti studied under Pugnani and toured successfully with him thorugh Europe in the 1780s before he finally settled in Paris. In the French Revolution he had to flee from France and went to England. There he could not perform and so invested his money into a wine business that went bankrupt in the 1810s. Therefore he accepted the position as director of the „Theatre Italien“ in Paris in 1819. A position he held until 1821. This time wasn‘t very successful for neither the Theatre Italien nor Viotti. The letter offered here is exactly from Viottis time a director of the Theatre Italien and is addressed to his boss, the Baron de la Ferté. The content deals with some of the problems at the Theatre Italien, mentioning Josephine Mainvielle-Fodor and Giuseppina Ronzi de Begnis, both opera singer.

 

Comes with two engraved portraits of Viotti: The famous one by Trofsarelli, done by H. Meyer, and the second one by Guerin, done by Lambert.

 

599€

voice and piano

 

Collection of 18 works for voice and piano. Interesting collection of many rare German songs from around 1880. For 10 of the 18 songs I could not find a second copy listed in public libraries! The collection includes also a couple of handwritten scores, all copies from printed editions. These manuscripts are dated 1888.
The collection includes:

1) Otto Fischer: Mein Thüringen, für Singstimme und Klavier op.62. Leipzig: Wilh. Dietrich. PN 29. 2 pages. No copy in public libraries!

2) Wilhelm Speier: Die drei Liebchen, für Singstimme und Klavier op.33. Mainz: Schott. PN 5786. 9 pages.

3) Fritz Lubrich: Spielmannssold, für Singstimme und Klavier op.35. Leipzig: Karl Klinner. PN 3. 5 pages. No copy in public libraries!

4) Wilhelm Heiser: Das Grab auf der Haide, für Singstimme und Klavier op.30. Berlin: Schlesinger. PN 3962. 7 pages

5) Hermann Brandts: Die Braut von Burgund, für Singstimme und Klavier op.22. Bremen: A. Fischer. PN 1117. 7 pages. No copy in public libraries!

6) Hieronymus Truhn: Der Zigeuner-Bube im Norden, für Singstimme und Klavier. Berlin: Schlesinger. PN 2462. Engraved. 7 pages. Published around 1840

7) Louis Schubert: Es sang im Busch ein Vögelein, für Singstimme und Klavier op.1. Berlin: Schlesinger. PN 4664. Engraved. 5 pages. Published around 1850. No copy in public libraries!

8) Carl Götze: Heide-Lieder, für Singstimme und Klavier op.160. Bremen: A. Fischer. PN 938. 5 pages

9) Reinhold Reich: Ist‘s ein Gruß von Dir?, für Singstimme und Klavier. Leipzig: Siegismund & Volkening. PN 45. 3 pages. No copy in public libraries!

10) Reinhold Reich: Vergissmeinnicht, für Singstimme und Klavier op.28. Langensalza: Hermann Beyer & Söhne. PN 323. 3 pages. No copy in public libraries!

11) A. E. Grell: Lorbeer und Rose, für Singstimme und Klavier op.6. Berlin: M. Bahn. PN 830. 5 pages.

12) August Herrmann: O lieb, so lang‘ du lieben kannst!, für Singstimme und Klavier op.3. Langensalza: Hermann Beyer. No PN. 10 pages. No copy in public libraries!

13) O. Fischer: Drei Lieder für Singstimme und Klavier. Langensalza: Schulbuchhandlung von Gressler. PN 450. 9 pages. Published around 1880. No copy in public libraries!

14) Gustav Tyson-Wolff: Fünf Lieder für Singstimme und Klavier op.34. Leipzig: Wilhelm Dietrich. No PN. 5 pages. Only the British Library holds another copy.

15) Paul Hoppe: Zwei Lieder für Singstimme und Klavier op.21. Langensalza: Hermann Beyer & Söhne. PN 461. 5 pages

16) Karl Mahlberg: Drei Lieder für Singstimme und Klavier op.32. Langensalza: Schulbuchhandlung von Gressler. PN 526. 11 pages. Published around 1880. No copy in public libraries!

17) Karl Mahlberg: Drei Lieder für Singstimme und Klavier op.23. Langensalza: Schulbuchhandlung von Gressler. PN 491. 11 pages. Published around 1880. No copy in public libraries!

18) Franz Grabe: Der arme Musikant, für Singstimme und Klavier op.19. Langensalza: Hermann Beyer & Söhne. PN 221. 7 pages.

In manuscript:

Ludolf Waldmann: Sei stolz, dass du ein Deutscher bist!, für Singstimme und Klavier.
Franz Abt (probably): Das schwarze Auge, für Singstimme und Klavier
Unknown composer: Das Dörflein, für Singstimme und Klavier
Viktor Nessler: Jung-Werners Abschied, für Singstimme und Klavier
Unknown composer: Abschied, für Singstimme und Klavier (text by Uhland)
Carl August Stern: Ich schau in deine lieben Augen, für Singstimme und Klavier (text by Claus Briegleb)
Ferdinand Gumbert: Die Thräne, für Singstimme und Klavier
Thomas Koschat: Verlassen bin i, für Singstimme und Klavier
Unknown composer: Klage eines Liebenden, für Singstimme und Klavier

Covers worn. Inside margins worn, sometimes margins taped (without effect to the music). Sometimes foxed. Binding a bit loose. Measures ca. 27x34 cm.

 

39€

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Bach, Johann Sebastian: facsimile

 

Johann Sebastian Bach: Weltliche Kantate "Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten" BWV 214. Facsimile of the print of the text which was handed out at the premiere of the work on 8 December 1733. This facsimile was given to all members of the „Neue Bachgesellschaft“ in 1914. Measures ca. 23x35 cm. 1 double-page. Was once folded twice, otherwise in good condition. Rare!

 

79€

Bach, Johann Sebastian: first edition

 

Arie "Mein gläubiges Herz frohlocke" für Sopran mit Pianoforte und Violoncell obl. [..] bearbeitet und componirt von J. S. Bach. Ausgabe mit obligatem Violoncello. Offenbach: Johann Andre. PN 7316. Title page in lithography, music engraved. 7 pages. Published 1853. First edition. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Title page with light margin, soiled, margins worn, binding with defects. Inside a bit soiled, margins worn.

 

49€

Bach, Johann Sebastian: first edition

 

Grosse Passionsmusik nach dem Evangelium Matthaei von Johann Sebastian Bach. Vollständiger Klavierauszug von Adolph Bernhard Marx. Seiner königl. Hoheit dem Kronprinzen von Preussen in tiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet vom Verleger. Berlin: Schlesinger. PN 1571. Published 1830. Engraved. Title page + 3 pages subscribers + 1 page index + 190 pages. Measures ca. 34x27 cm. Covers worn, margins worn, spine slightly damaged at the top, binding a bit loose. Inside corners a bit soiled, margins worn, some defects professionally restored (without effect on the music), a few markings. Good copy.

The St. Matthew Passion by Bach was already composed in 1727 and also premiered. But after the death of Bach in 1750 this work and the whole oeuvre of Bach fell into oblivion. Bach did not meet the musical taste of the late 18th century. At that time only handwritten scores of the works by Bach existed. At the beginning of the 19th century Bach was rediscovered by some composers and musicians. The starting point was marked with the „re-premiere“ of the St Matthew Passion under the baton of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in 1829. Since this event Bach is counted as one of the greatest composers of all time and performed regularly.
In the course of this rediscovery of Bach scores of his works were printed for the first time. For that reason many first editions of compositions by Bach date from the 1830s and 40s. The full score and the piano reduction of the St Matthew Passion were published at the same time by Schlesinger in Berlin in 1830. Both versions could be preordered by subscribers for a slightly cheaper price. Only 140 subscribers registered for the piano reduction with a total of 192 copies (and are listed on the 3 pages in the score)! An additional small number of copies was sold later via music shops. Among the subscribers one can find many music book sellers of that time, for example Leuckart, Cranz, Breitkopf & Härtel, Peters, Hofmeister, Boosey, Haslinger, Diabelli or Schott, but also composer Louis Spohr or Wilhelm von Hengstenberg, the educator of Prince Waldemar of Prussia.

 

1499€

Bach, Maria: scores

 

Three rare scores of works by the Austrian composer Maria Bach (1896-1978). Only a handful of these copies are archived in public libraries:

1) Cellosonate. Wien: Edition Vienna / Rudolf Jamnig. PN E.V.364. Published 1924. 16+10 pages. Outer double-page sellotaped in the middle, the rest is fine. Possibly with an autograph by Maria Bach on the title page, but I could not verify this.

2) Negroid für Klavier. Wien: Edition Vienna / Rudolf Jamnig. PN E.V.401. Published 1928. 5 pages. Edges worn, otherwise good.

33) Rilke-Lieder für Gesang und Klavier, Heft 2. Wien: Edition Vienna / Rudolf Jamnig. PN E.V.420. Published 1929. 21 pages. Good condition

 

89€

Baillot, Pierre: score

 

Pierre Baillot: L‘Art du Violon. Nouvelle Methode dediee a ses Eleves. Traduction allemande par J.D. Anton. Mayence et Anvers: Schott. PN 4260. Engraved. 290 pages. Published 1834. Outside worn and a bit soiled, inside slightly foxed. Otherwise good.

 

199€

Baumgartner, Wilhelm: score

 

Wilhelm Baumgartner: Abendfeier für vier Männerstimmen. Full score and parts. Leipzig: Peters. PN 3727. Engraved. 7 + 4x2 pages. Published 1854. Margins slightly worn, slightly foxed.

 

29€

Bausch, Victor: score

 

Victor Bausch: Heimatsklänge. Marsch für Pianoforte zu 2 Händen. Self-published. PN 1. 5 pages. With autograph dedication by the composer on the title page, dated 9 April 1910. Rare, I could not find a second copy in public libraries.

 

29€

Baussnern, Waldemar von: score

 

Waldemar von Baussnern: Sonata erocia für Pianoforte. Leipzig: Leuckart. PN 6622. 43 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Outside a bit soiled, inside good.

 

39€

Beer-Walbrunn, Anton: score

 

Anton Beer-Walbrunn: Sonate für Violine und Klavier op.30. Cöln: Wunderhorn-Verlag (Tischer & Jagenburg). PN 64. Published 1911. 51 pages full score and 15 pages violin part. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Very good condition.

 

39€

Beethoven, Ludwig van: early score

 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonates pour piano & violon ou piano & violoncelle. Partie de Piano. Offenbach: Jean Andre. PN 6453, 6454, 6457, 6458, 6459. 31+33+21+17+21 pages. Measures ca. 27x32 cm.
Nice collection with the typical title pages in blue, red and green for each work. In this case with an additional golden title page for the complete edition. Published around 1845. First cello sonata a bit more foxed, other works only slightly foxed. Cover worn. Otherwise in good condition.

 

99€

Beethoven, Ludwig van: score

 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sämmtliche Sonaten für Pianoforte - Hallberger's Pracht-Ausgabe der Classiker. Stuttgart: Hallberger. 2 volumes with all 32 sonatas. PN B I bis B XXXII. Measures ca. 27x34 cm.
volume 1: 15 + 19 + 23 + 23 + 15 + 15 + 19 + 19 + 11 + 15 + 23 + 19 + 15 + 15 + 23 + 27 = 296 pages
volume 2: 19 + 23 + 10 + 10 + 27 + 15 + 27 + 11 + 11 + 15 + 15 + 19 + 43 + 19 + 19 + 22 = 305 pages
Outside worn, innen sometimes slightly foxed, but all in all two nice copies.

 

99€

Beethoven, Ludwig van: first edition

 

Ludwig van Beethoven: 4me / Grande Simphonie / en sib majeur / (B Dur) / compose et dediee a / Monsr. le Comte d'Oppersdorf / par / Louis de Beethoven / op.60. Partitur. Bonn et Cologne: Simrock. PN 2078. Published 1823. First edition! Engraved. 195 pages. Measures ca. 16x25 cm. In modern cardboard. Title page a bit soiled and with restored margin, the rest good. All in all a nice copy.

 

1499€

Beethoven, Ludwig van: score


Collection complete des oeuvres pour le Pianoforte seul composees par Louis van Beethoven. Francfort s/M: chez Franz Philipp Dunst. With the lithograph of Beethoven made by Franz Philipp Dunst after a painting by Joseph Karl Stieler, printed by Stern. With title page of the complete edition as well as title pages for each individual work.

First complete edition of the piano works by Beethoven from 1830. The edition also run ander the title „Oeuvres complets de Piano“ because later volumes also included piano duos, trios, etc. The piano works were published in 4 sections with a total of 127 issues. The volume presented here contains the first section with 20 issues. The included works are the following opera:
WoO 63, 2, 6, 7, WoO 66, 10, WoO 69, 13, WoO 70, WoO 74, 14, WoO 57, 89, 22, WoO 68, 26, 27, 28, WoO 67, Anhang 5.

Detailed index:

1) Neuf Variations sur une Marsche de Dressler [WoO 63]. PN 72. 7 pages
2) Trois Sonates pour Pianoforte dediees a Joseph Haydn, oeuvre 2. PN 83. 47 pages
3) Sonate a quatre mains pour le Piano-Forte, oeuvre 6. PN 84. 9 pages
4) Grande Sonate pour Piano-Forte composee et dediee a Mademoiselle La Comtesse Babette de Keglevics, oeuvre VII. PN 87. 15 pages
5) XIII Variations sur un Theme de Dittersdorf „Es war einmal ein alter Mann“ pour le Piano-Forte [WoO 66]. PN 86. 11 pages
6) Trois Sonates pour le Piano-Forte, oeuvre 10. PN 92. 35 pages
7) Variations sur le Theme „Quant‘e piu bello l‘Amor Contardino“ pour le Piano Forte [WoO 69]. PN 90. 7 pages
8) Grande Sonate Pathetique pour le Piano-Forte composee et dediee a Son Altesse Monseigneur le Prince Charles de Lichnowsky, oeuvre 13. PN 98. 13 pages
9) VI Variations sur l‘air „Nel cor piu non mi sento“ pour le Piano-Forte [WoO 70]. PN 95. 5 pages
10) Lied mit Veränderung für das Piano-Forte zu 4 Hände [WoO 74]. PN 100. 9 pages
11) Deux Sonates pour le Piano-Forte, oeuvre 14. PN 105. 23 pages
12) Andante pour le Piano-Forte [WoO 57]. PN 101. 7 pages
13) Polonaise pour le Pianoforte composee et dediee H.S.M Elisabetha Alexiewna, Imperatrice de Toutes les Russes [op.89]. PN 104. 7 pages
14) Grand-Sonate pour le Pianoforte composee et dediee a Mr Le Comte de Browne, Brigadier au Service de S.M.J de toute la Russie, oeuvre 22. PN 120. 17 pages
15) 12 Variations sur le Menuetto a la Vigano pour le Pianoforte [WoO 68]. PN 118. 9 pages
16) Grande Sonate pour le Pianoforte, oeuvre 26. PN 123. 15 pages
17) Deux Sonates en Fantasie pour le Piano-Forte, op.27. PN 122. 21 pages
18) Grande Sonate pour le Pianoforte, oeuvre 28. PN 132. 17 pages
19) Variations a quatre mains pour le Piano Forte sur un Theme de Monsieur le Comte de Waldstein [WoO 67]. PN 139. 13 pages
20) Deux Sonates pour le Piano-Forte [Anhang 5]. PN 143. 5 pages

Covers worn, spine slightly damaged. Binding good. Inside a water stain up to half of the book, sometimes slightly, a few times heavily foxed. Otherwise in good condition. Measures ca. 27x34 cm

 

299€

Beethoven, Ludwig van: score

 

Ludwig van Beethoven: 4tes Trio (in B) für Pianoforte, Violine (oder Clarinette) u. Violoncell, 11tes Werk. Parts only. Wien: Tobias Haslinger. PN VII, 4. Engraved. Published around 1830. 15 + 4+ 4 + 4 pages. Water stain in all parts, foxed, some pencil markings. Piano part with owner stamp „Ernst Pruscha“ as well as handwritten name „Jos. Stiglitz“. Added is a handwritten copy of the cello part (from around 1870). On the backleaf of the piano part are handwritten notes about performances between 1869 and 1880. Mentioned performers are Perger, Langwara, Schmidbauer.

 

79€

Beethoven Ludwig van: score

 

3 volumes with parts for different piano trios by Beethoven. The volumes contain the piano part (in full score) as well as parts for violin and cello. All editions were published around 1838 by Johann Andre in Offenbach. Included are the editions:

1-3) Trois trios pour Piano, Violon & Violoncelle, oeuvre 1. No.1 + 2 + 3. Offenbach: Johann Andre. PN 6101, 6102, 6103. pages 37 (7+6), 47 (8+6), 37 (7+6).

4-5) Deux trios pour Pianoforte, Violon & Violoncelle, oeuvre 70. No.1 + 2. Offenbach: Johann Andre. PN 6106, 6107. pages 33 (7+6), 39 (8+8)

6) Grand trio en sib maj. (B Dur) pour Piano, Violon et Violoncelle, oeuvre 97. Offenbach: Johann Andre. PN 6108. 47 (11+11) pages

All three volumes worn outside, slight defects at the spine. Inside a few handwritten markings, lower margins a bit soiled, one corner restored (without effect to the music), sometimes slightly foxed, sometimes margins with small tears.

 

89€

Beethoven, Ludwig van: score

 

Collection of piano scores by Ludwig van Beethoven. Part of the series „Sonates & c. pour Pianoforte – Livre III“. Published by Johann Andre in Offenbach around 1842. Contains the following works:

1) Deux Sonates faciles pour le Pianoforte, oeuvre 49 Nr.1. PN 2122 (I). 9 pages
2) Deux Sonates faciles pour le Pianoforte, oeuvre 49 Nr.2. PN 2122 (II). 9 pages
3) Grande Sonate pour le Pianoforte,oeuvre 53. PN 4392. 27 pages
4) Sonate pour le Pianoforte, oeuvre 54. PN 5654. 13 pages
5) Grande Sonate pour le Pianoforte, oeuvre 57. PN 5655. 25 pages
6) Fantaisie pour le Pianoforte, oeuvre 77. PN 5718. 13 pages
7) Sonate pour le Pianoforte, oeuvre 78. PN 5719. 13 pages
8) Sonatine pour le Pianoforte, oeuvre 79. PN 5720. 11 pages
9) Les Adieux, l‘Absence & le Retour – Sonate pour le Pianoforte, oeuvre 81. PN 5900. 17 pages
10) Sonate pour le Pianoforte, oeuvre 90. PN 5930. 15 pages

Covers worn, spine damaged, binding a bit loose. Inside slightly foxed, otherwise good. Measures ca. 27x34 cm

 

99€

Beethoven, Ludwig van: score

 

Grande Sonate Lab maj. (As dur) pour le Pianoforte composee par L. van Beethoven, oeuvre 26. Offenbach: Johann Andre. PN 3060. 19 pages. Published around 1840. Measures ca. 26x32 cm. Binding taped. Price sticker on title pagee. A bit soiled, margins worn.

 

29€

Bellini, Vincenzo: score

 

Vincenzo Bellini: I Montecchi e Capuleti. Opera in due atti, ridotta per Piano-Forte. Milano: Ricordi. PN 5259-5269. Engraved. 87 pages. Published 1831. First edition! Outside worn, inside slightly foxed, otherwise good.

 

149€

Berens, C.: score

 

Potpourri pour la flute d‘apres des Themes favoris de l‘Opera: Norma de Vincent Bellini compose par C. Berens op.44. Hambourg: Cranz. No PN. Engraved. Published aroundd 1820. 11 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Outside soiled undd heavily foxed inside, Margins worn. Rare, I could not find a second copy in public libraries.

 

39€

Berens, C.: score

 

Potpourri pour la flute d‘apres des Themes favoris de l‘Opera: La Sonnambula de V. Bellini compose par C. Berens op.45. Hambourg: Cranz. No PN. Engraved. Published around 1820. 11 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Outside soiled undd heavily foxed inside, Margins worn. Rare, I could not find a second copy in public libraries.

 

39€

Berg, Alban: book

 

Alban Berg: A. Schönberg - Gurrelieder. Führer (Kleine Ausgabe). Wien: Universal Edition. Ausgabe Nr. 5275. Photo of Arnold Schönberg + 45 pages + 3 pages advertisment. Measures ca. 14x22 cm. Outside a bit soiled, inside slightly foxed. Back cover a bit stripped from the staples.

This analysis by Alban Berg was first published in a small and large edition in 1914. New copies were produced in the following years over and over again and added with actual advertisement of the publishing house. For that reason one can identify the publication date of each copy from the adverts at the end. In this copy the latest publication are the „Vier Lieder op.22“ by Schönberg and these were published in 1917. So this book dates from that year as well.  

 

29€

Beriot, Charles de: scores

 

Collection of 4 scores all related to compositions by Charles de Beriot. The book contains:
1) Septieme Air varie pour le Violon avec Accompagnement d‘Orchestre ou Piano dedie a son Ami Armand Chauveau Des Roches par Ch. De Beriot, opus 15. Mayence et Anvers: Schott. PN 3327. Engraved. 12 pages. Published around 1830
2) Sixieme Air varie pour le Violon avec Accompagnement d‘Orchestre ou Piano dedie a son ami henri Testart par Ch. De Beriot, oeuvre 12. Mayence et Anvers: Schott. PN 3242. Engraved. 11 pages. Published around 1830
3) Variations concertantes pour Piano et Violon sur la Tyrolienne favorite de la Fiancee d‘Auber dediees au Chevalier d‘Abadie et composees par Henri Herz et De Beriot, opera 56. Leipzig: Probst and Vienne: Diabelli. PN 900. Engraved. 19 pages. Published around 1830
4) Introduction et Variations Brillantes sur un Theme favori de C. De Beriot composees pour Clarinette ou Violon et Pianoforte dediees a son ami Adam Schott a Boston par C. Rummel, op.67. Mayence et Anvers: Schott. PN 3030. Engraved. 17 pages. Published around 1830

Covers worn, damaged spine, binding a bit loose. Inside heavily foxed. Measures ca. 27x34 cm.

 

99€

Beriot, Charles de: score

 

Charles de Beriot: Methode de Violon op.102. Mayence: Schott. PN 15000. All three parts: The first two in lithography, third part engraved. 276 pages. On the title page of the first part is a handwritten note „Gekauft am 25. Juni 1877“ (bought on 25 June 1877). Title page of the first part with repaired defects, soiled. Six sticker with composer heads were glued on the flyleaf of the second part. Inside foxed. Early edition of this important violin school.

 

79€

Bialas, Günter: autograph


Günter Bialas (1907-1995) was a German composer. He studied under Fritz Lubrich and Max Trapp and later taught at different conservatories, but mainly at the ones in Detmold and Munich

For sale is a card with the autograph of Bialas. Dated 28 January 1970. Card measures 15x10 cm. Verso blank, good condition.

 

19€

Boehner, Louis: score

 

Palm-Ouverture componirt und für‘s Pianoforte zu vier Händen bearbeitet von Louis Boehner op.150. 2. edition. Langensalza: Schulbuchhandlung d. Th. L. Vins. Published around 1850. 9 pages. Measures ca. 25x29 cm. A bit soiled, otherwise a good copy. Rare, I could not find a second copy in public libraries.

 

29€

Boulez, Pierre: signed photo

 

Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) was a French composer, conductor and – as Wikipedia says - „one of the dominant figures of the post-war classical music world“. He studied under Olivier Messiaen and Rene Leibowitz. In the 1950s he was one of the leading figures of avant-garde music and several of his compositions are considered as landmarks of 20th century music, like „Le marteau sans maitre“ or „Pli selon pli“. Beside his activities as a composer Pierre Boulez was also an important conductor. He was principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain and guest conductor to nearly all major orchestras in the world.

For sale is here a large photo of Pierre Boulez with a personal inscription and autograph below. The photo measures ca. 14x18 cm and is sticked on a larger cardboard (measuring ca. 21x29 cm). Below Pierre Boulez wrote in his own hand: „Nach Original aus ...exploisante-fixe... Mit besten Wünschen“. It is signed by Boulez and dated „Berlin, 23.1.96“. The verso of the cardboard is blank.

 

99€

Boulez, Pierre: signed photo


Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) was a French composer, conductor and – as Wikipedia says - „one of the dominant figures of the post-war classical music world“. He studied under Olivier Messiaen and Rene Leibowitz. In the 1950s he was one of the leading figures of avant-garde music and several of his compositions are considered as landmarks of 20th century music, like „Le marteau sans maitre“ or „Pli selon pli“. Beside his activities as a composer Pierre Boulez was also an important conductor. He was principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain and guest conductor to nearly all major orchestras in the world.

For sale is here a large signed photo of Pierre Boulez. The photo measures ca. 22x17 cm and is a real print on Fujifilm Supreme Photo Paper. Pierre Boulez signed the photo on the wrist. The signature was made in September 2008 at the music festival in Berlin.

 

49€

Bruch, Max: score

 

Two publications related to the opera „Hermione op.40“ by Max Bruch. The opera was composed in 1872 and premiered the same year. But the work failed and was repeated only a few times. It is said that the bad libretto by Emil Hopffer was the reason for this failure. Therefore printings related to Hermione are rare.
This set here includes:
1) Hermione. Grosse Oper in vier Aufzügen. Nach Shakespeare's Wintermärchen v. Emil Hopffer. Musik von Max Bruch. op.40. Zweihändiges Arrangement ohne Text. Berlin: Simrock. PN 7203. Published 1872. 123 pages. Measures ca. 28x34 cm. Covers warpped in plastic sheet for stabilisation. Inside margins worn, binding a bit loose.
2) Königliche Schauspiele. Arien und Gesänge aus: Hermione. Große Oper in vier Aufzügen von Max Bruch. Text nach Shakespeare's Wintermärchen von Emil Hopffer. (Nach Verordnung der Königlichen General-Intendantur). Berlin, 1872. Gedruckt in der Königlichen Geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei (R. v. Decker). 43 pages. Measures ca. 10x15 cm. Binding taped, margins worn. A bit soiled.

 

299€

Busch, Adolf: score

 

Adolf Busch: Der Blick, für eine hohe Singstimme, Violine und Klavier op.3c. Berlin: Simrock. PN 14423. 7 + 1 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Water stain, binding taped. Rare, I could only trace one other copy in public libraries.

 

39€

Capua, Rinaldo di: early handwritten score

 

Rinaldo di Capua (around 1710 – around 1770): Aria „Fui lieto allor interno splendea“ from the opera „Mario on Numidia“. 32 pages, measures ca. 30x24 cm. Handwritten full score for 2 horns, 2 flutes, 2 violins, viola, basso and voice. The opera „Mario in Numidia“ was composed in 1749. Title page with the handwritten name „Madame Colette Reiset“.

Colette de Reiset (1782-1850) was a noble lady. She received music lessons from Louis Joseph Saint-Amans and became a good amateur pianist. In 1804 she married Comte de Reiset, a senior official of the French government. Colette Reiset used her social position to organise concerts and support composers. Several compositions are dedicated to her, for example works by Pierre Baillot or Jean Baptiste Desormery. In addition she collected music scores and built a huge library. Colette Reiset died 1850 in Paris.

 

69€

Cimarosa, Domenico: early score

 

Domenico Cimarosa: Il Matrimonio per Raggiro – Die Heurath durch List. Eine komische Oper in zwei Akten. Im Klavierauszug von G.B. Bierey. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. No PN. Published around 1800. 13 parts (Ouverture + parts No.1 to 12) with individual pagination, a total of 164 pages. Foxed, otherwise good.

 

99€

Cimarosa, Domenico: early handwritten score

 

Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801): Scena ed Aria. Aria „Non so d‘onde viene“ from the opera „L‘olimpiade“ (1784). 51 pages, measures ca. 30x24 cm. Handwritten full score for 2 horns, 2 oboes, 2 violins, 2 violas, basso and voice. Title page with the handwritten name of „Madame Colette Reiset“ as well as „Mme Colette Godefroy“. That means the score was in possession of Colette de Reiset before her marriage in 1804. At the end of the score the reference to the copyist: „Vigano Copiste / Rue / & / Maison / Victoire / N.4“.

Colette de Reiset (1782-1850) was a noble lady. She received music lessons from Louis Joseph Saint-Amans and became a good amateur pianist. In 1804 she married Comte de Reiset, a senior official of the French government. Colette Reiset used her social position to organise concerts and support composers. Several compositions are dedicated to her, for example works by Pierre Baillot or Jean Baptiste Desormery. In addition she collected music scores and built a huge library. Colette Reiset died 1850 in Paris.

 

89€

Cimarosa, Domenico: early handwritten score

 

Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801): Duetto „Son lunatico bilioso“ from the opera „Il Matrimonio segreto“. 56 pages, measures ca. 30x24 cm. Handwritten full score for horn, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, bassoon, basso and voice. Title page with the handwritten name of „Mme Colette Godefroy“ as well as „Madame Jacques Reiset“. That means the score was in possession of Colette de Reiset before her marriage in 1804.

Colette de Reiset (1782-1850) was a noble lady. She received music lessons from Louis Joseph Saint-Amans and became a good amateur pianist. In 1804 she married Comte de Reiset, a senior official of the French government. Colette Reiset used her social position to organise concerts and support composers. Several compositions are dedicated to her, for example works by Pierre Baillot or Jean Baptiste Desormery. In addition she collected music scores and built a huge library. Colette Reiset died 1850 in Paris.

 

89€

Coote jr. Charles: score

 

Charles Coote jr.: The Great Eastern Polka, for piano. London: Hopwood & Crew's. No PN. 5 pages. Title page and last page loose. First music page with a sellotaped tear. Margins worn.

 

29€

Cramer, Johann Baptist: score

 

Collection of two early editions of the 84 etudes for piano by Johann Baptist Cramer (1771-1858). These etudes are considered one of the most important works in piano education. The book includes:
1) Etude / pour le Pianoforte / en quarante deux Exercises / dans les differents tons / calcules pour faciliter les progres de ceux / qui se proposent d'etudier cet instrument a fond. Livre I. Paris: Erard. PN 450. French first edition. Published 1804, the same year as the first edition which was self-published by Cramer in London. 81 pages. Engraved.

2) Deuxieme Suite / Etude / pour le Piano-Forte / en Quarante-deux Exercises / en differents tons / calcules pour faciliter les progres de ceux qui se / proposent d'etudier cet instrument a fond. Livre II. Paris: Frey. No PN. 89 pages. Engraved. There is little information about the publishing house „Frey“. It took over the publishing house of Cherubini, Mehul et Comp. In 1811. Therefore the copy here must have been published shortly before this acquisition and was released just shortly after the first edition by Cramer in 1809. Rare, I could not find a second copy of this edition neither in RISM nor worldcat.

Covers worn, spine slightly damaged at the top and bottom. Binding strong. Inside a nice copy. Handwritten name on the flyleaf „Teodor de Orsy (?)“

 

399€

Curschmann, Friedrich: score

 

Friedrich Curschmann: Sechs Gesänge mit Begleitung des Piano-Forte op.3. Berlin: Rudolph Zesch. No PN. Engraved. Published around 1835. 23 pages. Binding taped, foxed.

 

39€

Curschmann, Friedrich: score

 

Friedrich Curschmann: Ditirambo per tre voci di Tenore coll‘accompagnamento di Piano op.10. Berlin: Trautwein. PN 496. Engraved. 11 pages. Published 1835. Margins worn, otherwise in good condition.

 

39€

Degen, Helmut: signed score + signed letters

 

Helmut Degen (1911-1995) was a German composer and conductor. After his studies Degen lectured at different conservatories in Germany before he finally moved to the conservatory in Trossingen in 1947. There he taught until his retirement.

For sale is a small collection of items related to Helmut Degen:
a) Two typewritten letters with autograph signatures by Helmut Degen. Adresses to an autograaph collector. Dated 10 February 1959 and 14 Octorber 1968
b) Full score of Degen‘s „Kleines Konzert für Klavier und Streichorchester“ with autograph signature on the title page. Dated 10 February 1959. Score published by Schott, PN B.S.S. 36989, 34 pages, good condition.
c) copy of the festschrift to celebrate the 50th birthday of Helmut Degen, signed by him on the title page.
d) copy of one page of the autograph score of „Concerto sinfonico“
Together with 4 envelopes

 

49€

Döhl, Friedhelm: signed score

 

Friedhelm Döhl: Cubecracks, for 4 percussionsts. Private copy of the score, unbound. With autograph dedication by Friedhelm Döhl, dated 1.9.1996.

 

29€

Dohnanyi, Ernst von: score

 

Ernst von Dohnanyi: Suite nach altem Stil für Klavier op.24. Berlin: Simrock. PN 13417. 30 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Outside a bit soiled, binding taped, inside good.

 

49€

Drinkwater, John: autograph

 

First edition of the poem „Graduation song“ by John Drinkwater as well as the score of the song (music by John Ireland), published by Curwen in London. Both copies are signed by John Drinkwater.
The poem and the song were written and composed for the „Program of the Presentation for Degrees“ of the University of London in 1926. The premiere of the work took place at exactly this event on 12 May 1926.
This set includes:
1) Program of the graduation at the Royal Albert Hall on 12 May 1926. The last page presents the text of the poem which is the first edition of the work! The poem is signed at the top by John Drinkwater.
2) Score of the „Graduation song“ with the music by John Ireland. Published by Curwen in London (PN 71691), 2 pages. With the autograph of John Drinkwater on thee title page.
Good condition. Both documents measures ca. 20x26cm.

 

39€

Dutilleux, Henri: score

 

Henri Dutilleux: La Geole pour Baryton ou Mezzo-soprano chant et piano. Paris: Durand. PN 13229. 7 pages. Published 1946. From the library of the French composer Claude Pascal (1921-2017) with his name on the title page. Good condition.
Edition of historical value, because Dutilleux withdrew several of his early works later. This happened to this composition as well.

 

79€

Dutilleux, Henri: score

 

Henri Dutilleux: Sonate pour piano. Paris: Durand. PN 13403. Published 1949. Measures ca. 27x35 cm. From the library of the French composer Claude Pascal (1921-2017) with his name on the title page. Margins of the title page worn, inside good condition.

 

39€

Dutilleux, Henri: score

 

Henri Dutilleux: Sonate pour piano. Paris: Durand. PN 13403. Published 1949. Measures ca. 27x35 cm. Margins of the title page worn, inside good condition.

 

39€

Dutilleux, Henri: score

 

Henri Dutilleux: Au gre des ondes. Six petites Pieces pour Piano. Paris: Leduc. PN 20446. 16 pages. Measures ca. 21x30 cm. From the library of the French composer Claude Pascal (1921-2017) with his name on the title page. Outside slightly worn, inside a good copy.
Edition of historical value, because Dutilleux withdrew several of his early works later. This happened to this composition as well.

 

79€

Dutilleux, Henri: score

 

Henri Dutilleux: Quatre Melodies pour Baryton ou Mezzo-soprano chant et piano. All 4 songs (without 2bis). Paris: Durand. PN 13182-13185. 12+3+4+7 pages. Published 1943. Good condition.
Edition of historical value, because Dutilleux withdrew several of his early works later. This happened to this composition as well.

 

99€

Dutilleux, Henri: score

 

Henri Dutilleux: Le Loup. Ballet de Jean Anouilh et Georges Neveux. Reduction pour piano. Paris: Ricordi. PN 1299. 39 pages. Measures ca. 25x32 cm. Published 1954. Outside a bit worn, otherwise in good condition.

 

49€

Dutilleux, Henri: score

 

Henri Dutilleux: Sonate pour hautbois et piano. Paris: Costallat. PN 3212. Published 1947. Measures ca. 27x35 cm. From the library of the French composer Claude Pascal (1921-2017) with his name on the title page. Good condition.
Edition of historical value, because Dutilleux withdrew several of his early works later. This happened to this composition as well.

 

79€

Egk, Werner: autograph

 

Werner Egk (1901-1983) was German composer. He studied under Carl Orff. During the Nazi regime between 1933 and 1945 Werner Egk composed music for propaganda films. Nevertheless he could continue his career after 1945 and later became director the conservatory in Berlin (West), president of the German Composers‘ Union and head of the German Society for musical performing and mechanical reproduction rights (GEMA).

For sale is a portrait postcard of Werner Egk with his autograph below the photo. Verso is blank, so was not in mail. Measures ca. 10x15 cm. Good condition.

 

39€

Eisenmann, Will: signed score

 

Will Eisenmann: Ballade I op. 53 and Ballade II op.74, both for flute and piano.

Ballade I: Copy of the handwritten score and autograph manuscript of the flute part in the hand of the second wife Eva of the composer (who did the main final copying)

Ballade II: Handwritten fair copies of full score and flute part in the hand of the second wife Eva of the composer. The score has also an autograph dedication by Will Eisenmann to Gabriele Zimmermann.

5 pages + part (Ballade I) and 8 pages + part (Ballade II)

 

39€

facsimile collection

 

Internationale Musik- und Theateraustellung Wien 1892 - Ricordi & Co, Drucker und Verleger, Mailand. Album der Noten-Fac-Simili. Mailand: Ricordi. Published 1892. 36 double-pages (index and und 35 facsimiles (complete)). Measures ca. 24x32 cm. Outside worn, margins worn, slightly foxed, otherwise in good condition.

In 1892 a large music exhibition took place in Vienna. The Italian publishing house Ricordi was a main contributor and supporter of this event. To celebrate this they printed a book in 2 volumes: volume one contained the history of the publishing house and volume two with facsimiles of the most important manuscripts in their archive. The second volume is rare and if offered often incomplete (with only 33 or 34 facsimiles).

 

199€

Faure, Gabriel: score

 

Gabriel Faure: Quatuor op.121. Reproduction Photographique du Manuscrit. Paris: Durand. 54 pages. Measures ca. 29x38 cm. String bound, luxury and limited edition. The String quartet op.121 was composed in 1924, this facsimile was published a year later. The margins slightly worn, otherwise in good condition. Rare!

 

179€

Federici, Francesco: early handwritten score

 

Francesco Federici (17??-1830): Il cor balzar mi sento – Recitativo e Polonese. From the opera „Zaira“ (1799). 22 pages, Measures ca. 30x24 cm. Handwritten full score for 2 violins, 2 flutes, clarinet, horn, viola, basso and voice. Title page with the handwritten name of „Madame Colette Reiset“ as well as „Mme Colette Godefroy“. That means the score was in possession of Colette de Reiset before her marriage in 1804. Due to the fact that the opera „Zaira“ was completed in 1799 this score must be one of the earliest editions.

Colette de Reiset (1782-1850) was a noble lady. She received music lessons from Louis Joseph Saint-Amans and became a good amateur pianist. In 1804 she married Comte de Reiset, a senior official of the French government. Colette Reiset used her social position to organise concerts and support composers. Several compositions are dedicated to her, for example works by Pierre Baillot or Jean Baptiste Desormery. In addition she collected music scores and built a huge library. Colette Reiset died 1850 in Paris.

 

69€

Feldman, Morton: score

 

Morton Feldman: Coptic Light for orchestra. London: Universal Edition. 1986. PN 18435. 24 pages. Full score. First edition. Measures ca. 31x43 cm. Rare to find.

Outside a little wear, inside a fine copy.

 

99€

Fioravanti, Valentino: early score

 

Valentino Fioravanti: Die Dorfsängerinnen. Komische Oper in zwei Akten. Vollständiger Klavierauszug von C. Klage. Only the first act. Leipzig: Kunst- und Industrie-Comptoir. PN 262. Published around 1815. 119 pages. One page damaged, but complete. The rest in good condition.

 

79€

Fischietti, Domenico: early handwritten score

 

Domenico Fischietti (1725-1810): Aria „Marchesina vedovella“ from the opera „Il mercato di Malmantile“ (1758). 20 pages, measures ca. 30x24 cm. Handwritten full score for 2 violins, viola, basso and voice. Title page with the handwritten name of „Mme Colette Godefroy“ as well as „Madame Jacques Reiset“. That means the score was in possession of Colette de Reiset before her marriage in 1804.

Colette de Reiset (1782-1850) was a noble lady. She received music lessons from Louis Joseph Saint-Amans and became a good amateur pianist. In 1804 she married Comte de Reiset, a senior official of the French government. Colette Reiset used her social position to organise concerts and support composers. Several compositions are dedicated to her, for example works by Pierre Baillot or Jean Baptiste Desormery. In addition she collected music scores and built a huge library. Colette Reiset died 1850 in Paris.

 

69€

Fortner, Wolfgang: autograph musical quotation signed (AMQS)


Wolfgang Fortner (1907-1987) was a German composer and conductor. After World War II he was one of the founders of the „Darmstädter Ferienkurse“. Later he was professor for composition at the conservatories in Detmold and Freiburg. He also was the musical director of the concert series „Musica Nova“ in Munich for many years. Notable students of Wolfgang Fortner are Hans Werner Henze and Wolfgang Rihm

For sale is a small collection of documents related to Wolfgang Fortner:
1) Postcard with an autograph muscial quotation signed (AMQS) by Fortner. The quotation shows three bars from the 1. act of his opera „Bluthochzeit“ and is dated 1970. Measures ca. 15x10. On verso is a portrait photo of Fortner
2) The identical portrait postcard like in 1) but blank.
3) White sheet of paper with the autograph by Fortner, dated 1970. The format of the sheet (slightly larger than the postcard) and the place of the signature makes it possible to nicely place the portrait postcard from 2) on the sheet and frame it.
4) envelope
Everything in good condition.

 

59€

Fukar, Gustav: musical estate

 

Part of the musical estate of the bass/baritone Gustav Fukar (1879 - after 1948). Gustav Fukar studied singing at the conservatory in Vienna and later worked as a vocal teacher and singer in Vienna. He performed in solo recitals but also as soloist with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
The musical estate consists of:

1) Autograph manuscript of the text „Das Stauprinzip und seine Verwendung im Gesangsunterricht“ written by Gustav Fukar. 7 pages. Dated 1918. On the first page a note in pencil „nach Druck 10 Abz.“ (=after printing 10 copies). But I could not find information that the text was ever published, so it seems likely that the text remained unpublished.

2) personal documents like records of studies (with signatures by Richard von Perger, Rosa Papier-Paumgartner, Eduard Unger), certificate of impecuniousness, etc.

3) some letters to Gustav Fukar

4) concert programs of his performances

5) signed photo of one of his students (unidentified)

Generally in good condition.

 

49€

Gazzaniga, Giuseppe: early handwritten score


Giuseppe Gazzaniga (1743-1818): Duetto „Passeggi passeggi la bella circassa“ from the opera buffa „Il seraglio di Osmano“ (1784). 30 pages, Measures ca. 30x24 cm. Handwritten full score of the duet for 2 violins, 2 soprano and basso. Title page with ornamental frame and the note of the publisher: „Musica vocale / Musica vocale / Scelta da / choisie par / I Tomeoni“. Engraved ornaments and handwritten title. I could not find another score from this „publisher“, but I assume this refers to the singer Irene Tomeoni (1763-1830) who obviously did some publication work. Title page with the handwritten name of „Mme Colette Godefroy“ as well as „Madame Jacques Reiset“. That means the score was in possession of Colette de Reiset before her marriage in 1804.

Colette de Reiset (1782-1850) was a noble lady. She received music lessons from Louis Joseph Saint-Amans and became a good amateur pianist. In 1804 she married Comte de Reiset, a senior official of the French government. Colette Reiset used her social position to organise concerts and support composers. Several compositions are dedicated to her, for example works by Pierre Baillot or Jean Baptiste Desormery. In addition she collected music scores and built a huge library. Colette Reiset died 1850 in Paris.

 

99€

German National Anthem: first edition

 

Das Lied der Deutschen von Hoffmann von Fallersleben. Melodie nach Joseph Haydn's: "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser, unsern guten Kaiser Franz!". Arrangirt für die Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte oder der Guitarre. (Text Eigenthum der Verleger). 1. September 1841. First edition! Hamburg, bei Hoffmann und Campe. Stuttgart, bei Paul Neff. 2 sheets. Measures ca. 19x28 cm. Modern red Maroquin covers, title coined in gold. 2 flyleafs and back leafs. Outside only slightly worn, on the back cover a few scratches. Music inside a bit foxed, otherwise good.

The history of the German National Anthem starts in 1797 with the composition „Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser“ by Joseph Haydn which was written to tribute Emperor Francis II, the last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. After the breakdown of the empire in 1806 different forces acted on the German kingdoms (for example the French under Napoleon) and caused a German patriotism. This took form in many new patriotic songs („Rheinlieder“). Hoffmann von Fallersleben made holidays on Heligoland in the summer of 1841. On 26 August 1841 he wrote the three stanzas that later made up the anthem. The text was written especially for the melody by Haydn and so a reference to the „old empire“. Three days later the book dealers Campe and Neff came to Heligoland to bring Hoffmann von Fallersleben the first copies of his recently published book „Unpolitische Lieder“. At this occasion Hoffmann von Fallersleben mentioned his new creation and the two book dealers agreed to publish the work. Only two days later (!) on 1 September 1841 the score was published.
The song became extremely popular in short time, but only as one of the many patriotic songs. It was not before World War I that the song more and more became the „German song“ and finally was announced the official German national anthem on 17 August 1922.

 

1499€

Gilson, Paul: signed score

 

Paul Gilson: Suite Nocturne pour piano. Bruxelles: L'Art Belge. PN A.B.450-454. 20 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. With a autograph dedication on the first music page: "a Madame M. Cohen-Herzberg / Hommage cordial", signed and dated 1932.

Paul Gilson (1865-1942) was a Belgian composer and the leading figure in Belgium around 1900. He won the "Prix de Rome" with his cantata "Sinai" in 1889. Gilson is recognised as the „heart of the romantic Belgian music tradition“.

 

79€

Goepfart, Karl: signed score

 

Karl Goepfart: Legende - Ballade für Männerchor a cappella. Potsdam: Verlag Kaiser-Wilhelm-Straße 13 II, 5. Auflage. 6 pages, 4vo. Autograph dedication and signature on the front cover.
 

39€

Gollmick, Carl: score

 

VI themes avec variations d‘une difficulte progressive pour piano-forte composes par Ch. Gollmick oeuvre 8. Offenbach: Andre. PN 4347. Engraved. Published 1822. 15 pages. Measures ca. 32x24 cm. Large Water stain on all pages.

 

39€

Gress, Karl: score

 

Karl Gress: Auferstehungsmesse für Soli, gemischten Chor und Orgel (4 Bläser ad libitum) op.7. Full score. Düsseldorf: Schwann. PN 1572. 27 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Title page worn on the corners, many water stains. Inside a good copy.

Karl Gress (1888-1971) was a composer and organist. In studied in Freiburg im Breisgau and worked as a choir master in Konstanz, Lenzkirch and Ottobeuren. His mass op.7 is dedicated to former archbishop of Freiburg im Breisgau Conrad Gröber, who held this position from 1932 to 1948. Therefore the mass must have been composed around 1935. Rare, I could not find a second copy in public libraries.

 

49€

Grust, J.: score


Torgauer Marsch und Herrlings Trauer Marsch für Pianoforte arrangiert von J. Grust. Torgau: Friedr. Jacob. 3 pages. A bit worn, otherwise good. Rare, I could not trace a second copy in public libraries.

 

19€

guitar work

 

Lieblingslied des Herrn Wild: Flattre, flattre kleiner Vogel, for voice, guitar and piano. Göttingen: J. G. H. Hübner. Published around 1820. 3 pages. Measures ca. 18x29 cm. Several tears, that were sewed (!). Margins with defects. Rare!

 

49€

guitar work

 

Lieblingslied „Fordre Niemand mein Schicksal“ aus der Oper „Der alte Feldherr oder Der Kriegszug nach Norden“ mit leichter Pianoforte und Guitarre Begleitung. Göttingen: J. G. H. Hübner. Published around 1820. 3 pages. Margins worn, binding taped. Rare, I could not trace another copy in public libraries.

 

79€

Haas, Joseph: score

 

Joseph Haas. Hausmärchen - Neun Klavierstücke op.35. München: Wunderhorn-Verlag. PN 118. 11 pages. Outside a bit soiled, title page with a small defect. Inside good.

 

19€

Haas, Joseph: score

 

Joseph Haas: Wichtelmänncheen - Sechs Tanzmärchen für Klavier zu 2 Händen op.27. München: Wunderhorn Verlag. PN 10. 13 pages. Measures ca. 26x31 cm. Outside a bit soiled, water stain on all pages.

 

19€

Haas, Joseph: score

 

Joseph Haas: Eulenspiegeleien - Allerhand Variationen über ein kurzweiliges Thema für Klavier op.39. München: Wunderhorn Verlag. PN 200. 31 pages. Measures ca. 26x31 cm. Outside a bit soiled, inside good.

 

19€

Haas, Joseph: score

 

Joseph Haas: Schwänke und Idyllen für Klavier op.55. Mainz: Schott. PN 30692. 27 pages. Measures ca. 24x31 cm. Outside a bit soiled, large tear. Binding sellotaped. Inside good.

 

19€

Haas, Joseph: score

 

Joseph Haas: Alte, unnennbare Tage! Elegien für Klavier op.42. München: Wunderhorn-Verlag. 19 pages. Measures ca. 26x32 cm. Outside worn, inside good.

 

19€

Haas, Joseph: score

 

Joseph Haas: Deutsche Reigen und Romanzen - Ein Cyclus für Klavier op.51. München: Wunderhorn-Verlag. PN 375. 17 pages. Measures ca. 26x32 cm. Outside a bit soiled, inside good.

 

19€

Händel, Georg Friedrich: score

 

Georg Friedrich Händel: 12 Sopran-Arien aus verschiedenen Opern mit Begleitung des Pianoforte bearbeitet von Robert Franz. Leipzig: Kistner. PN 3424-3435, 3436-3439. 23 pages. Engraved. Published 1869. Measures ca. 27x34 cm.

This copy comes from the estate of soprano Anna Schimon-Regan. The title page bears her name "Anna Regan" (that was before her marriage in 1872 to Adolf Schimon). The score contains several handwritten changes to the piano part that are of historical interest. Title page loose. Margins worn and soiled.

 

39€

Hauer, Josef: score

 

Josef Hauer: Lieder von Friedrich Hölderlin für eine Singstimme und Klavier op.6. Eigentum des Komponisten, Wien, VIII. Josefstädterstr. 74. PN J.H.1. 10 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Outside soiled, margins worn. Inside edges soiled. The back cover (without music nor text) with large water stain that had a small effect on the previous page.

Rare first edition of the „5 Lieder op.6“ by Hauer. Furthermore the first release of his self-publishing activity (plate number „J.H.1“). Josef Hauer published his first compositions this way before he finally signed with Universal Edition in Vienna.

 

149€

Heinisch, Thomas: score

 

Thomas Heinisch: Abglanz und Schweigen – Recitativ für Ensemble (1996). Wien: Apoll-Edition Nr. 4024. Full score, 43 pages. Measures 30x42 cm. Good condition.

Full score only available for hire from the publishing house!

 

39€

Hirblinger, Michael: score

 

Michael Hirblinger: Feuriges Blut, Marsch zu vier Händen. Lauingen: J. Haban. PN 1. 5 pages. Good condition.
Extremely rare copy! I could not find a second copy of this work, not even any other publication of the publishing house J. Hagan in Lauingen!

 

49€

Hirblinger, Michael: score

 

Michael Hirblinger: Frisch ins Leben! Marsch zu vier Händen. Lauingen: J. Haban. PN 3. 7 pages. Good condition.
Extremely rare copy! I could not find a second copy of this work, not even any other publication of the publishing house J. Hagan in Lauingen!

 

49€

Holenia, Hanns: score

 

Hanns Holenia: Fünf leichte Klavierstücke für Kinder op.29. Wien: Siegfried Stanberg. No PN. Published 1942. 11 pages. Measures ca. 23x31 cm. Outside worn, otherwise a good copy. Rare! Even the Austrian National Library doesn‘t hold a copy of this work.

 

49€

Holm, Peter: score

 

Peter Holm: Zackig, Zackig ist die Fliegerei, für Gesang und Klavier. Berlin: Edition Baltic: PN 800. Published 1943. 11 pages. In good condition. Rare

 

49€

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk: score

 

Grosses Concert in As-Dur für das Piano-Forte allein. Componirt und der Frau Generalinn Albrecht, geboren von Lang, in München, gewidmet von J. N. Hummel, 113tes Werk. Wien: Tobias Haslinger. PN 5601. Engraved. 45 pages. Outside soiled, small worm hole, inside a good copy. First edition of the arrangement for piano 2 hands. Published around 1830.

 

149€

Immler, Christian: score

 

Christian Immler: Rosen - Leichte Tänze für Pianoforte zu vier Händen. Volume 1. Langensalza: Schulbuchhandlung d. Thüringer Lehrer-Vereins. No PN. 11 pages. Published around 1850. Binding taped, outside a bit soiled, inside slightly foxed. Rare, I could only trace one other copy in public libraries.

 

29€

Jägermeier, Otto: scores

 

A nice collection of scores of the „composer Otto Jägermeier“. Otto Jägermeier is a fictitious composer invented by several musicologists and composers who added „biographical information“ and compositions to the life of Otto Jägermeier. In the 1980s and 90s Otto Jägermeier became quite popular and a Jägermeier Society and a publishing house (OJOT) for his works were founded. At that time several of his „compositions“ were performed and all of them are of humorous character. As a conclusion Otto Jägermeier was the organised running joke of the German classical music scene at that time. In the last decades he fell more and more into oblivion and now his scores are very hard to find.

The collection includes:

1) Gute Nacht - Lied für (mittel-)hohe Stimme und Orchester. Full score in autograph (sic!). Berlin: OJOT. PN 008a. 25 pages.

2) Die Wut über die verlorenen Sechser (frei nach Beethovens "Die Wut über den verlorenen Groschen"), für Klavier zu 4 Händen. Berlin: OJOT. PN 004. 21 pages.

3) Au sujet de l'eloignement graduel ("Über die allmähliche Entfernung"). Prelude et Sonate a la breve pour le piano. Berlin: OJOT. PN 002. 25 pages. On verso of the last pages three handwritten poems by an unknown author.

4) Das sterbende Schwein - Rhapsodie für Klavier (und Jagdhorn in die Ferne). Berlin: OJOT. PN 001. 2 pages

5) "Es gibt ja leider Sachen". Lieder Zyklus für Bariton, Klavier und Oboe obl. nach heiter-besinnlichen Versen von Wilhelm Busch. Berlin: OJOT. PN 006. 37 + 7 (oboe) pages

6) Rhapsodie madecasse (Nr. 17 der "Bransles madecasses") für 2 Violinen. Berlin: OJOT. PN 040q. 13+8+8 pages

7) A danser. Tanz-Suite für Klavier-Trio. Berlin: OJOT. PN 005. 13+3+3 pages

All scores in goodd condition, outside a bit soiled, otherwise good.

 

99€

Kanetscheider, Arthur: scores

 

1) Arthur Kanetscheider: Drei Lieder für mittlere Stimme mit Klavierbegleitung (nach Gedichten von Hubert Mumelter), Werk 87. Innsbruck: Self-published. Published 1935. 10 pages. Measures ca. 25x34 cm.

2) Arthur Kanetscheider: Fünf Lieder für mittlere Stimme mit Klavierbegleitung (nach Tiroler Dichtern), Werk 91. Innsbruck: Self-published. 12 pages. Measures ca. 25x34 cm.

Both copies in very good condition. Rare! Only the Austrian National Library holds copies of these scores.

 

49€

Kaun, Hugo: signed score

 

Hugo Kaun (1863-1932) was a German composer with a strong connection to the US, especially Milwaukee. Hugo Kaun was born in Berlin and first studied music at the local Royal Academy of Performing Arts, but continued and finished his studies in Chicago. He settled in Milwaukee, founded the Milwaukee Liederkranz and conducted the local men's choir and therefore had an enormous impact on the musical life. Hugo Kaun was befriended with Theodore Thomas, the founder and conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra who premiered all three symphonies by Hugo Kaun. At the turn of the century Hugo Kaun returned to Germany, taught at the Academy of Arts and became later professor there. From 1922 till his death in 1932 Hugo Kaun was composition teacher at the Klindworth-Scharwenka Conservatory in Berlin. The compositions by Hugo Kaun were late romantic, at the end a combination of Wagner and Impressionism. Hugo Kaun was a friend of Peter Raabe, who later would become the head of the Nazi State Music Institute (Reichsmusikkammer) and therefore his compositions had the "bad luck" to be much performed during the Nazi times and so are somewaht connected with the Nazi regime today.

For sale is here the score of the piano reduction of the work "Der Führer" by Hugo Kaun. The work is scored for men's choir and orchestra on a poem by Hagen Thürnau and refers NOT to Adolf Hitler, but only to a mountain guide from the poem. The score was published around 1930 by the "Amsel-Verlag", a publishing house founded by Hugo Kaun's daughter Maria. This short-lived company only published works by Hugo Kaun, his last compositions, maybe 10 in total. This is the first publication of the company with plate number A.V.1. It bears an inscription by Hugo Kaun on the title page saying (roughly translated): "Mister Dr. Siegfried Burgstaller in cordial attitude handed over by the author - 1931". Siegfried Burgstaller was a German composer who later also made career as an officer in the Nazi State Music Institute. The score has 15 pages, measures ca. 27x35 cm and is in fine condition.
The score is extremely rare, I could not trace a single copy in libraries world wide, only the Bavarian State Library holds a copy of the full score.

 

79€

Kaun, Hugo: score

 

Hugo Kaun: Pierrot und Colombine - Vier Episoden für Pianoforte op.71, (complete). Berlin: Challier. PN 3938-3941. 30 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Binding taped, margins damaged (but no loss of the music). Inside clean. Rare, I could only trace one other copy in public libraries

 

49€

Kaun, Hugo: score

 

Hugo Kaun: Erste Suite (Märkische) für zwei Pianoforte zu 4 Händen op.92 (Nr. 1-3). Leipzig: Zimmermann. PN 10051. 25 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Upper margins of the outer cover pages soiled and worn. Outer double-page with a tear in the middle. Inside a good copy.

 

39€

koto music

 

Collection of Japanese Koto Music by Tokyo Academy of Music. Tokyo: Department of Education. Published 1888. 75 pages with music + 27 pages text in Japanese. Measures ca. 19x26 cm. Traditional Japanese binding. Outside a bit worn, otherwise a good copy.

The introduction of the book mentions the goal of the publication: The koto music in Japan was traditionally preserved by word of mouth. Therefore no „koto school“ was ever published. And the Tokyo Academy of Music wanted to fill that gap. So one of the earliest publications on koto music ever! Rare

 

199€

Krenek, Ernst: autograph musical quotation signed (AMQS)

 

Ernst Krenek (1900-1991) was an Austrian-born, later naturalized US composer. He is one of the most influential composers of the 20th century and his life is full of interesting stories. He studied in Berlin under Franz Schreker, then moved to Vienna where he met the daughter of Gustav Mahler. The couple married and was divorced the same year, while Krenek had an affair with the eminent violinist Alma Moodie who premiered his first violin concerto at that time. In the early 1920s Krenek adopted the twelve-tone technique of Arnold Schoenberg and became one of the spearheads of this technique as well as "modern, atonal" music. His opera "Jonny spielt auf" (1926) with its leading role of a black musician who steals brought up the criticism that Krenek supports the Nazi party in Germany. On the other hand the Nazi Party defamed him and his works for being Jewish (which he wasn't). So Krenek emigrated in 1933 from Europe to the US and taught at different universities. Notable students of him are Milton Babbitt, George Perle or Halim El-Dabh. Krenek is best known for his operas of which he composed 22.

For sale is here an autograph musical quotation signed (AMQS) by Ernst Krenek (1900-1991). The card shows the twelve-tone row of an unidentified composition. It is signed below with Krenek's full signature and dated "Hamburg, 19.8.1970". This maybe points to the opera "Sardakai" which was premiered in Hamburg in June 1970. I don't know the score of Sardakai, so could not check if the twelve-tone row belongs to that work. But it seems to be a fair guess. Card measures ca. 15x9 cm, verso is blank.

 

169€

Kricka, Jaroslav: autograph postcard signed

 

Jaroslav Kricka (1882-1969) was a Czech composer. He studied first under Vitezslav Novak at the Prague Conservatory and continued his studies in Berlin. Then he worked for three years in Dnepopretrovsk (Russia) where he formed a friendship with the composers Alexander Glazunov and Sergei Taneyev. Then he moved back to Prague, became choir master of the chorus of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, later he was appointed composition professor at the Prague conservatory. As a conductor Jaroslav Kricka was a champion on Czech and Russian music, he premiered works by Leos Janacek or Vitezslav Novak. Notable students of his professor career are Vaclav Trojan, Jan Kapr or Jan Cikker. His compositions are well performed and respected, but often stand behind his much more popular fellow composers Vitezslav Novak or Joseph Bohuslav Foerster. Nevertheless Jaroslav Kricka is one of the most renowned and distinguished composers and musicians of the Czech Republic.

For sale is here an autograph postcard signed by Jaroslav Kricka. The postcard is addressed to publisher of Jaroslav Kricka, the - now defunct - Czech publishing house Hudebni Matice in Prague. The postcard dates from 10 October 1948. On verso Jaroslav Kricka writes a note in his own hand. The text is signed below and the place is given above as "Susice - Cerv. Dvorce" which refers to the home of Jaroslav Kricka in Cervene Dvorce near Susice. The postcard has some wear at the edges, but overall in good condition. Measures ca. 14x10 cm.

 

49€

Küffner, Joseph: score

 

Joseph Küffner: Ouverture aus der Oper Johann von Wieselburg. Musikalisches Quodlibet für das Pianoforte eingerichtet. Mainz: Schott. PN 1712. Engraved. 10 pages. Published 1822. Margins taped, binding sewed, title page glued on cardboard, water stains throughout.

 

49€

Küster, Herbert: score

 

Herbert Küster: Drei Kompositionen für zwei Klaviere. Berlin: Birnbach. PN 2913. Published 1937. Outside a bit soiled, inside good. Only two other copies in worldcat.

 

29€

Lachner, Franz: score

 

Franz Lachner: Zwei Lieder für zwei Sopranstimmen mit Piano-Forte Begleitung op.86. Includes the songs „Abendfeier“ and „Ich liebe dich, weil ich dich lieben muss“. Mainz: Schott. PN 9045. Published 1847. Engraved. 8 pages. Binding sellotaped, otherwise in good condition.

 

29€

Lachner, Franz: score

 

Franz Lachner: Erste Sinfonie für das Orchester [op.32]. Full score. Wien: Diabelli & Comp. PN 4545. Engraved. 117 pages. Published 1833. First edition, published even before the piano reduction. The publication is part of the Diabelli edition: "Musikalisches Archiv enthaltend classische Instrumental Compositionen von verschiedenen Meistern in Partitur zum besonderen Gebrauch für jene die sich der Tonsetzkunst widmen. No.13". Rare.

Measures ca. 26x34 cm. Binding broken, the sections and some individual pages loose. Outside soiled. Inside water stain up to the half of the score.

 

149€

Lechthaler, Josef: score

 

Josef Lechthaler: Feuersprüche – Deutsche Kantate nach Worten von Ernst Ludwig Schellenberg op.52. Piano reduction. Augsburg: Anton Böhm & Sohn (plate no. 9174), 1942. 58 pages. Measures 23x30 cm. Good condition. Worldcat lists no copy of this score!

 

79€

Lechthaler, Josef: score

 

Josef Lechthaler: Der Herr, mein Schild – Kantate nach deutschen Chorälen für gemischten Chor, Knabenstimmen, Orchester und Orgel op.35. Piano reduction. Augsburg: Anton Böhm & Sohn. PN 8207. Published 1934. 32 pages full score + 8 pages each for the parts. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Good condition. Rare

 

29€

Lechthaler, Josef: score

 

Josef Lechthaler: Freundliche Abendmusik – Trio für Flöte, Klarinette und Gitarre op.53. Augsburg: Anton Böhm & Sohn. PN 9248. 32 pages. Full score, no parts. Good condition

 

19€

Lemba, Arthur: score

 

Arthur Lemba: Concerto pour piano et orchestre op.2. Piano reduction. Tallinn: Esto-Mussika. No PN. Published 1910. First edition. 55 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Covers with light margin, title page nearly loose. Inside in good condition. On the inside title page a handwritten dedication to Louise Crepet-Bertrand, a French pianist who was professor at the Schola Cantorum in Paris around 1900. Signature illegible.

A first draft of the piano concerto by Arthur Lemba was composed in 1905 but remained unfinished. A second version was finished in 1910. For that reason the title page bears the note „2me edition, nouvellement redigee“. There is no earlier published score. This is the first edition.

 

79€

Lickl, Georg: score

 

Georg Lickl: Cypressen – Dem Andenken Mariens. Contains: Hymne (Lickl), Adagio (Clementi) and Adagio und Andante (Beethoven) arranged for Physharmonica with accompaniment of the Pianoforte. Wien: Haslinger. PN 10518. Published 1848. 15 + 7 pages. Binding taped, outside a bit worn.

 

39€

Lickl, Georg: score

 

Georg Lickl: Mozarts Trio für Physharmonica und Pianoforte op.51. Leipzig: Cranz. PN C.S. 9261. Published around 1880. 15+12 pages. Outside a bit worn, otherwise good. I could only trace one other copy in public libraries.

 

39€

Lickl, Georg: score

 

Georg Lickl: Beethovens Grosse Messe in C für Physharmonica und Pianoforte op.51. Leipzig: Cranz. PN C.S. 17212. Published around 1880. 33+29 pages. Outside a bit worn, outer double-page slightly damaged in the middle. I could not find any other copy in public libraries.

 

49€

Liszt, Franz: scores

 

Bound collection of three early editions of arrangements by Franz Liszt of songs by Franz Schubert. The collection contains:

1) Die Forelle, Lied von Fr. Schubert für das Piano, Zweite Version von Fr. Liszt. Wien: Diabelli. PN D. et C. 8376. Engraved. 15 pages. Published 1846
2) Der Wanderer. Lied von Fr. Schubert für das Piano-Forte übertragen von Fr. Liszt. Wien: Diabelli. PN D. et C. 6541. 11 pages. Parts of the title page and the first music page were cut out (very likely handwritten signatures, no effect to the music), lats page loose. Published 1838
3) Erlkönig, Lied von Fr. Schubert für das Pianoforte übertragen von Fr. Liszt. Wien: Diabelli. PN D. et C. 6534. Engraved. 15 pages. Published 1838

All three copies bound together with sellotape. Inside slightly foxed.

 

129€

Litolff, Henri: score

 

Henri Litolff: Troisieme Concerto Symphonique National Hollandais pour Piano et Orchestre oeuvre 45. Piano reduction. Paris: Richault. PN 13226. Engraved. Published 1858. First edition. 75 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Title page wwith tear, binding taped. Inside margins worn, a bit soiled.

 

79€

Lopatnikoff, Nikolai: autograph musical quotation signed (AMQS)

 

Nikolai Lopatnikoff (1903-1976) was a Russian-born and later naturalized American composer. He first studied in St. Petersburg, but his family had to flee from the Russian Revolution first to Helsinki (where he studied at the Sibelius Academy) and then to Germany. His teachers were Ernst Toch and Hermann Grabner. Early compositions of him were his two piano concertos and the First Symphony which all were performed widely in Europe during the 1930s. Lopatnikoff was also invited to compose a work for the Welte Mignon mechanical piano in 1936 (like George Antheil or Gerhard Muench). His success raised interest by Aaron Copland and Serge Koussevitzky which led to a longtime friendship and many premieres of Lopatnikoff's works by the Boston Symphony Orchestra of Koussevitzky. In 1939 Lopatnikoff emigrated in the USA where he finally setlled in Pittsburgh and lectured as a professor for composition at the Carnegie Mellon University.

For sale is here an autograph musical quotation signed by Nikolai Lopatnikoff (1903-1976). It shows three bars from his Symphony No.2 op.24. The work dates from 1939 and was premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Serge Koussevitzky on 23 December 1939. Below the handwritten music quotation is the signature of Lopatnikoff. The autograph is not dated. Verso is mainly blank, but shows the number 255 in one corner. Surely Lopatnikoff cut out this paper snippet from a larger manuscript with this page being number 255. Measures ca. 25x11 cm. Very good condition.

 

149€

Maasz, Gerhard: signed score

 

Gerhard Maasz: Divertimento, for flute, 2 violins, viola and cello. Hamburg: Sikorski (No. 357) 1955. 12 pages + parts for flute, violin I, violin II, viola and cello. With autograph dedication by Gerhard Massz to flutist Gabriele Zimmermann, dated Christmas 1955.

 

29€

Maasz, Gerhard: signed score

 

Gerhard Maasz: Concertino for flute, violin, cello and harpsichord. Kassel: Bärenreiter (No. 3331) 1960. 23 pages + parts for flute, violin and cello. With autograph dedication by Gerhard Maasz to flutist Gabriele Zimmermann, dated Christmas 1960.

 

29€

Malige, Fred: score

 

Fred Malige: Streichquartett C-Moll für zwei Violinen, Viola und Cello. Study score. Leipzig/Berlin: Pro Musica Verlag. PN 180. Published 1955. 39 pages. Measures ca. 15x21 cm. With the stamp of the composer on the title page. Title page a bit worn, small water stain. Otherwise good.

 

39€

Malipiero, Gian Francesco: autograph letter signed (ALS)

 

Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882-1973) was an Italian composer. He studied with his father Francesco Malipiero, later under Marco Enrico Bossi, but was also largely self-taught. After attending the world premiere of Stravinsky's "Sacre de Printemps" in Paris in 1913 and meeting fellow composers Alfredo Casella and Gabriele d'Annunzio, he withdrew nearly all of his early compositions and came to a new, personal compositional style. Malipiero was professor at the conservatory in Venice for 20 years until his retirement. Among his notable students are Luigi Nono, Roger Sessions and his own nephew Riccardo Malipiero. Malipiero's compositions are important examples in the oeuvre of the 20th century and are still performed regularly today.

For sale is here an autograph letter signed by Gian Francesco Malipiero. The letter is addressed to a person in Germany, most likely an admirer of Malipiero. Malipiero writes that he would like to meet the addressee personally sometime and show him some of his other compositions. Malipiero writes also that "it is very easy to sink into oblivion before one dies in these days". Gian Francesco Malipiero signed the letter at the end and dated it "Asolo (Treviso), 10.VI.1957". The letter measures ca. 23x29 cm, was folded twice to fit into an envelope, verso is blank. The letter comes with the corresponding envelope, the stamp was cut out, but the autograph handwritten address is fully ledigle and verso shows the coined name and address of Malipiero. All in all in good condition.

 

149€

Massenet, Jules: score

 

Jules Massenet: Therese - Drame musical en deux actes de Jules Claretie. Partition Chant et Piano. Paris: Heugel. PN 22792. 147 pages. First edition in modern binding. With all flyleafs (facsimile of the autographs by Massenet and Claretie, title page, program of the premiere, index). The first title page with a restored corner, otherwise a good copy. 

 

49€

Massow, Julie von: score

 

Julie von Massow: Liedermappe der Frau Gräfin Nancy Hahn-Neuhaus geborenen von Hedemann gewidmet. Augsburg: Verlag des literarischen Instituts von Dr. Max Huttler. Consists of 26 double-pages: Introduction with index plus 25 songs for the Christian year (complete). Measures ca. 18x27 cm. First and last double-page a bit worn, otherwise in good condition. Rare, I could only trace two other copies in public libraries.

Julie von Massow (1825-1901) was a Prussian noble lady, who stick up for the reunion of all Christians around 1870 and started a movement called "Ut Omnes Unum" that swapped all around Europe.

 

49€

Matsushita, Shinichi: score

 

For sale is here the full score of Shinichi Matsushita's "Correlazioni per 3 gruppi di orchestra da camera", composed between 1958-62 and published in 1962 by Ongaku-no-Tomo as the No.2 of the long-running "contemporary japanese music series". The score has 32 pages, format ca. 18x26 cm and is in fine condition.
Matsushita was a professor for mathematics, composing privately, but became head of the studio for eletronic music in Osaka in 1958.
Very interesting item of a rare piece in an early edition.

 

49€

Maurer, Ludwig: score

 

Ludwig Maurer: Rondo pour deux violons avec accompagnement d'un violon, viola, violoncelle (contrebasse ad libitum) op.26. Leipzig: Peters. PN 1823. Engraved. Published 1827. Good condition.
Unfortunately only the two violin parts, the other parts are missing. Rare copy, only the Nederlands Muziek Instituut holds a copy of the work.

 

39€

Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix: scores

 

Collection of 4 early editions of works by Mendelssohn Bartholdy in arrangements for piano 4 hands. The book contains:

1) Duo eingerichtet für das Pianoforte zu vier Händen nach dem Quartett für Pianoforte, Violine, Bratsche und Violoncell op.3. Leipzig: Friedrich Hofmeister. PN 2035. Engraved. 49 pages. Published 1835

2) Andante, Scherzo, Capriccio u. Fuge für 2 Violinen, Bratsche und Violoncell op.81. Arrangement für das Pianoforte zu vier Händen von Otto Dresel. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. PN 8366. Engraved. 35 pages. Published 1851

3) Quintett für 2 Violinen, 2 Bratschen und Violoncell op.87. Arrangement für das Pianoforte zu vier Händen von Otto Dresel. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. PN 8362. Engraved. 47 pages. Published 1851

4) Ottetto op.20 pour des instruments a cordes composee et dedie a son ami Edouard Ritz. Arrange pour le Piano a quatre mains par l‘auteur. Nouvelle Edition. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. PN 11273. 49 pages. Published 1867

All copies in fine condition. In modern binding, also in fine condition. Measures ca. 26x32 cm.

 

69€

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix: first edition

 

Symphonie No.3 componirt und Ihrer Majestät der Königin Victoria von England zugeeignet von Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy op.56. Full score. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. PN 6823. Engraved. Published 1843. 240 pages. Measures 17x25 cm. With the handwritten signature of the previous owner Janusz Kopczynski (1958-2021), professor for oboe at the conservatory in Lodz and first oboist in the Lodz Symphony Orchestra. Covers slightly worn, inside a bit soiled, otherwise good.

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy began composing his Symphony No.3 already in 1829 while staying in England and Scotland. But he did not finish the work until 1842. The world premiere took place in March 1842, but the symphony was immediately revised and the premiere of the new version happened in June 1842. It was not before this event that Mendelssohn Bartholdy agreed to a publication of the score which followed the next year.

 

899€

Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix: score

 

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sechs Lieder ohne Worte für das Pianoforte op.19, 30, 38, 53, 62 und 67. Bonn: Simrock. PN 3041, 3204, 3383, 3935, 4343, 4478. Title pages in lithography, music engraved. 17, 17, 19, 25, 19, 21 pages. Bound together in one book. Covers a bit worn. Inside sometimes heavily foxed, otherwise in good condition. Measures ca. 27x34 cm.

The "Lieder ohne Worte" are a collection of 48 pieces in total which were published in 8 issues of 6 songs over the years from 1830 to 1845. The works became extremely popular and received many reissues in short time. Therefore the publishing history of the compositions is complicated.
The first edition of op.19 was published by Novello in London in 1832, all other parts by Simrock in Bonn. The first editions of the parts 7 and 8 were published in 1851 and 1868. The fact that these parts are missing in this collection indicates that it was boundd together before 1851. I assume that all editions here come from around 1845.

 

149€

Mewes, Georg: score

 

Georg Mewes: Weihnachtsfreude für Klavier zu vier Händen. Leipzig: Bosworth. PN 13122. 5 pages. Good condition. I could not trace a second copy in public libraries!

 

29€

Miyoshi, Akira: score

 

For sale is here the full score of Akira Miyoshi's "Quatuor a cordes" (his string quartet No.1), composed in 1962 and published the same year by Ongaku-no-Tomo as the No.1 of the long-running "contemporary japanese music series". The score has 23 pages, format ca. 18x26 cm and is in fine condition. Early and rare score.
Akira Miyoshi studied in France under Henri Challan and Raymond Gallois-Montbrun and was influenced by Henri Dutilleux. He then went back home to Japan where he became professor at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo. Akira Miyoshi was one of the most prominent and distinguished composers in Japan.

 

69€

Mohler, Philip: autograph musical quotation signed (AMQS) + signed letter

 

Philipp Mohler (1908-1982) was a German composer. He studied under Joseph Haas. Later he was first professor for composition and conducting at the Stuttgart conservatory and then director of the conservatory in Frankfurt am Main.

For sale is a small collection of autograph items by Philipp Moler.
a) business card of Moler with an autograph letter on verso signed in the end. Dated 3 June 1960. Adressed to an autograph collector
b) portrait photo of Mohler (ca.11x7 cm) from the photografer Ingrid von Paleske in Munich (stamp). On verso autograph musical quotation and some dedication words, signed in the end. Dated 1969. The musical quotation are two measures from Mohler‘s „Sinfonisches Capriccio, for orchestra op.40“.
Together with the envelope.

 

39€

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: early score

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito / Opera seria del Sign: W.A. Mozart / Aggiustata per il Piano Forte / del Sign: C. G. Nefee. Bonna: Simrock. PN 121. 113 pages. Published 1800. Cardboard cover with stamped name of the first owner (v. Schnellenbühel). Title page a bit dirty, slightly foxed, but all in all in good condition. Rare edition of this piano reduction by Neefe, the teacher of Beethoven.

 

199€

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: early score

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo / Oper in drei Aufzügen / In vollständigem Clavierauszug mit deutsch- und italienischem Texte und zugleich für das Piano-Forte allein. Mannheim: Heckel. PN 252. 173 pages. Cardboard cover with stamped name of the first owner (v. Schnellenbühel). Inside foxed, otherwise good condition. Measures ca. 26x32 cm.

 

69€

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: early score

 

W. A. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte / Oper in zwey Aufzügen / für das Pianoforte allein - No.525. Neuenburg: H. Meerthy. No PN. 58 pages + 1 page advertisement of the publishing house. Measures 27x22 cm. Heavily foxed, otherwise good condition.

Extremely rare copy. The publishing house Meerthy existed only short-term and went defunct in 1842. I could not trace any other copy of this publication! Neither RISM, worldcat, not even the Mozarteum in Salzburg own a copy of this edition. 

 

199€

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: early score

 

Cosi fan tutte o sia La Scuola de gli Amianti. Opera in due Atti da W. A. Mozart. Ridotto per il Piano Forte da C. G. Neefe. Bonna e Colonia presso N. Simrock. PN 91. Engraved. Published around 1802. 208 pages (recte 213) + Personaggi. Measures ca. 34x25 cm. Modern covers, outside a bit worn. Title page and „personaggi“ with small restored defects. Music a bit soiled, otherwise good.

Mozart composed „Cosi fan tutte“ in 1789, the premiere took place in 1790. The first edition of the piano reduction was published in 1794 by Breitkopf, a piano arrangement by Christian Gottlob Neefe was published by Simrock in 1799 with plate number 91. With these plates a second edition was printed a few years later. This second edition is nearly identical to the first edition. Only the title page changed and the „personaggi“ page was put from the beginning to the end of the score.

 

599€

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: early score

 

Variations pour Clavecin ou Fortepiano a quatres mains [KV501] par W. A. Mozart. A Munich, Mannheim et Dusseldorf: Chez le Sr. Goetz Marchand et Editeur de Musique. PN 10. Engraved. Published around 1790. 13 pages. Measures ca. 32x22 cm. Binding taped. Title page a bit soiled. Water stain on two pages (not in the music). Last page with tear (not in the music) that was taped.

Mozart composed this piano work in 1786. The first edition was published by Hofffmeister in 1787. This release is the second edition of the work. Interestingly there are a few copies of the first edition in public libraries, but only the Mozarteum holds a copy of this edition. Neither worldcat nor RISM list a copy.

 

699€

Nakabayashi, Atsumasa: score

 

Atsumasa Nakabayashi: Suite Pictorica Espanola, para guitarra. Madrid: Union Musical Espanola. 24 pages. Measures ca. 23x32 cm. On the first music page two stamps from different music shops, but no effect on the music. Otherwise good copy. First edition.

 

19€

Nathan, Isaac: score


Sammlung hebräischer Original-Melodien mit unterlegten Gesängen von Lord G. G. Byron und deren deutsche Übersetzung vom Geheimen KriegsRath Kretzschmer. Berlin: Magazin für Kunst, Geographie und Musik. PN 11. Published 1822. 74 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm.

Extremely rare edition of the German translation of the famous „Hebrew melodies“ by Lord Byron and Isaac Nathan. The only edition was published 1822. The publishing house "Magazin für Kunst, Geographie und Musik" was short-lived and released only a handful of music scores.

Covers worn, the fron cover nearly loose, the back cover is loose. Inside the margins wworn, heavily foxed, otherwise in good condition. The original pages 61 to 68 are missing and were replaced by handwritten copies. The handwritten copies were bound into the score, are of good quality and are most likely from around 1850.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) was an important English poet. In 1813 the young up-and-coming composer Isaac Nathan (1791-1864) wanted to participate in the general interest of „exotic music“ and announced a collection of Hebrew melodies with text. Surprisingly he could get Lord Byron to write him the poems for his music. In 1815 the score of the first 12 songs was published as well as a book with only the poems. The whole project became quite a scandal because Isaac Nathan claimed that some of the used melodies were ancient and already used in the temples of Jerusalem – which was a lie. In addition Lord Byron had a sexual affair with his halfsister in 1816 that forced him to leave England. Moreover the fact that a Christian (Lord Byron) wrote the texts to a collection of Hebrew melodies composed by a Jew (Isaac Nathan) gave reason to much gossip. This all made the collection very popular. Lord Byron‘s poems were translated in several languages and later set to music by much more famous composers like Mendelssohn Bartholdy or Robert Schumann.

 

129€

Nikel, Emil: score

 

Emil Nikel: Leichte Messe in F-Dur zu Ehren des hl. Ambrosius für Sopran und Alt mit obligater Orgel oder Harmoniumbegleitung op.22. Leobschütz: Kothe's Erben. PN 50. 13 pages. Measures ca. 24x32 cm. Covers soiled and damaged at the binding. Title page a bit soiled, other pages slightly soiled. Binding a bit loose. Rare, I could only find one other copy in public libraries.

 

19€

Nikel, Emil: score

 

Emil Nikel: Missa quarta in honorem S. Josefi Patroni Ecclesiae Catholicae. leicht ausführbare Messe für zwei gleiche Stimmen mit Orgel oder Harmoniumbegleitung op.15. Leobschütz: Kothe. PN 33. Published around 1890. 15 pages. Measures ca. 24x32 cm. Covers soiled and worn. Title page slightly soiled and foxed. Inside also a bit soiled and foxed. Water stain. Rare, I could only find two other copies in public libraries.

 

19€

Nixon, Roger: signed letter + scores

 

Roger Nixon (1921-2009) was a US composer. He studied clarinet with Frank Mancini (formerly in Philip Sousa's band), composition with Roger Sessions and privately with Arnold Schoenberg. He later taught himself music at the San Francisco State University where Kent Nagano is his most notable student. Roger Nixon is especially known for his compositions for band, but also composed orchestral pieces and chamber works, songs, piano pieces. etc.

For sale is here a collection of 7 scores + a letter by Roger Nixon. The collection came from the estate of Jane Galante, a San Francisco based musician and a life-long friend of Roger Nixon. The set includes 5 signed scores, a private released score + the later official publication and a personal letter to Jane Galante where Roger Nixon talks about his study years and mentions Roger Sessions, Arnold Schoenberg and others:

1) Music for clarinet and piano. Fallen Leaf Press. Score and part, 26 + 9 pages. Signed on the title page by Roger Nixon to Jane Galante in 1990.

2) Movement for clarinet and piano. Galaxy Music Corporation. Score and part, 15 + 3 pages. Signed on the title page by Roger Nixon to Jane Galante in 1982.

3) Two Elegies, for solo cello and cello ensemble. Kjos Publisher. Score and all parts. Signed on the title page by Roger Nixon to Jane Galante in 1988.

4) Twelve Preludes for piano. Opus Music Publisher. 31 pages. Signed on the title page by Roger Nixon to Jane Galante in 1984.

5) Variations for clarinet and cello. Fallen Leaf Press. Score and part, 12 + 12 pages. Signed on the title page by Roger Nixon to Jane Galante in 1991.

6+7) Conversations for violin and clarinet. Private copy of the autograph score. Included are programs of the premiere by Richard and Lucy Stoltzman in 1981, as well as some newspaper clippings. Comes together with the later released score by Opus Music Publishers, score and part, 16 + 16 pages. Unsigned.

8) Typewritten letter by Roger Nixon to Jane Galante from 4 August 1984. The letter is 3 pages long, signed at the end and contains information about the composition history of Roger Nixon's "Twelve preludes for piano". The preludes were composed over a long period of time (between 1946 and 1977) and he tells about some stories from that time involving Roger Sessions ("It was his [Sessions'] fragile ego again"), Arnold Schoenberg, Jonathan Elkus or Charles Cushing.

All items are in good condition. Please check also the photos. Measure all around 25x30 cm.

 

99€

Pedrotti, Carlo: score

 

Carlo Pedrotti: Fiorina o La Fanciulla di Glaris. Melodramma semiseria in due atti. Riduzione per Pianoforte-solo di Luigi Truzzi e D. Dugnani. Milano: Ricordi. PN 24021-24137. Engraved. Published 1852. 161 pages. Measures ca. 35x27 cm. Outside worn, inside slightly foxed and some water stains. Otherwise good.
The opera „Fiorina“ by Carlo Pedrotti was premiered in 1851. This piano reduction dates from the year after the premiere and it is very likely that it is the first edition. Rare

 

99€

Pezold, Gustav: score

 

Gustav Pezold (1850-1931): 12 Lieder für Kinder - Ihren Königlichen Hoheiten den Prinzessinnen Elsa und Olga von Württemberg ehrerbietigst gewidmet. Ludwigsburg: Eduard Ebner. PN 537. 27 pages. Measures ca. 19x28 cm.

First edition from 1888. Cardboard covers, outside and inside good condition. Extremely rare publication. I could only trace one other copy in public libraries.

 

49€

Pfitzner, Hans: score

 

Hans Pfitzner: Fünf Klavierstücke op.47. Berlin: Fürstner. PN 8215-8220. 22 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Outside a bit soiled, inside good.

 

19€

Pfitzner, Hans: score

 

Hans Pfitzner: Konzert für Klavier in Es Dur mit Begleitung des Orchesters op.31. Piano reduction of the composer. Berlin: Fürstner. PN 7742. 86 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Outside a bit soiled. Binding sellotaped. Back cover is missing. Margins worn. Foxed.

 

19€

Pfitzner, Hans: score

 

Hans Pfitzner: Sechs Studien für das Pianoforte op.51. Berlin: Oertel. PN 8318-8324. 25 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Outside a bit soiled, inside good.

 

19€

pianists: autographs

 

Study score of Beethoven‘s Piano concerto Nr.3 op.37, published by Henle with the autographs on the title page by the pianists Imogen Cooper (* 1949) and Olli Mustonen (* 1967).

 

19€

pianists: autograph

 

Study score of Shostakovich‘s Piano concerto No.2 op.102, published by Boosey & Hawkes (PN HPS 796) with the autograph on the title page by the pianist Alexander Toradze (* 1952).

 

19€

pianists: autographs

 

Study score of Mozart‘s Piano concerto KV467, published by Edition Eulenburg (PN EE3826) with the autographs on the title page by the pianists Emanuel Ax (* 1949), Eugene Istomin (1925-2003), Walter Klien (1928-1991) and Louis Lortie ( * 1959).

 

39€

piano 2 hands

 

Collection of 9 scores for piano 2 hands, all published around 1840. Highlight of this collection is the first German edition of „Deux Nocturnes op.32 Nr.1" by Frederic Chopin. The book contains:
1) Frederic Chopin: Quatre Mazurkas pour le Pianoforte composees et dediees a Mademoiselle la Comtesse Pauline Plater. Oeuvre 6, livre 1. Leipzig: Kistner. PN 996. 9 pages. Nouvelle Edition. Published 1833

2) Frederic Chopin: Cinq Mazurkas pour le Pianoforte composees et dediees a Monsieur Johns de la Nouvelle Orleans. Oeuvre 7, livre 2. Leipzig: Kistner. PN 997. Engraved. 10 pages. Nouvelle Edition. Published 1833

3) Frederic Chopin: Deux Nocturnes pour Piano dedies a Madame la Baronne de Billing nee de Courbonne op.32 No.1. Berlin: Schlesinger. PN 2180. Engraved. 8 pages. First German edition with the two characteristic blank pages 2 and 3:  [1] title page, [2] blank, [3] blank, [4-7] music, [8] blank. Published 1837

4) M.W Balfe: Potpourri aus der Oper „Die vier Haimonskinder“, arrangiert von A.E. Marscher für Piano. Leipzig: Friedlein & Hirsch. PN O.B.55. Engraved. 15 pages

5) Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sechs Lieder ohne Worte für das Pianoforte op.30, zweites Heft. Bonn: Simrock. PN 3204. Engraved. 17 pages. Heavily foxed. Published 1835

6) Theodore Döhler: Nocturne pour le Pianoforte dedie a Madame la Princesse de Belgiojoso. Oeuvre 24. Wien: Mechetti. PN 3022. Engraved. 7 pages. Second Edition. Published 1838

7) Ouverturen für das Pianoforte: Belisar von Gaetano Donizetti. Braunschweig: G.M.Meyer. PN 398. Engraved. 8 pages. Published 1838

8) Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonate (in As-dur) für das Piano-forte, 26tes Werk. Metronomisiert von J. Moscheles. Leipzig: Klemm. PN 258. Engraved. 19 pages. Published 1838

9) Ludwig van Beethoven: Grande Sonate pathetique pour le Piano-forte composee et dediee a son Altesse Monseigneur le Prince Charles de Lichnowski op.13. Leipzig: Bureau de Musique de C.F.Peters. PN 2536. Engraved. 15 pages. Edition nouv. et correcte. Heavily foxxed. Published 1835

Covers outside worn, inside slightly foxed (if not described different above) Otherwise in good condition. Measures ca. 26x32 cm.

 

199€

piano 2 hands

 

Collection of 20 works for piano 2 hands. Interesting collection of mainly French composers with several early and rare editions, for example Henri Herz, Francois Hünten, Henry Lemoine or Tekla Badarzewska. The complete book contains:
1) T. Badarzewska: La Priere d‘une Vierge, pour piano. Baris: Brandus & Dufour. PN 9981. 5 pages. Published 1858

2) Henry Lemoine: Divertissement pour le Piano sur Guillaume Tell op.11. Paris: Troupenas. PN 349. Engraved. 11 pages. Published 1830

3) Henri Herz: Rondo et Tarantella sur l‘air de La Croix d‘or, pour piano / L‘Orage, Rondo Pastoral sur Melodies de Schubert, pour piano op.101. Paris: J. Meissonnier. PN 991. Engraved. 11 pages. Published 1838

4) Emile Prudent: Le Couvre-Feu, pour piano. Paris: Boieldieu / Sylvain St.Etienne. PN 418. Engraved. 5 pages

5) Mehul: Ouverture „La Chasse du Jeune Henri“, pour piano. Paris: Jules Heinz. PN 253. Engraved. 11 pages. Published 1862

6) Alfred Quidant: Souvenir de Petit Enfant, pour piano op.14. Paris: Edmond Mayaud. PN 3734. Engraved. 5 pages. Published um 1855

7) Francois Hünten: Rose et Bleuet, 2 melodies variees pour piano op.151. Paris: C. Heu. PN 335. Engraved. 9 pages. Published 1841

8) Felix Godefroid: Morceaux de genre pour piano – No.2 Nuits d‘Espagne. Paris: Heugel. PN 1529. Engraved. 9 pages. Published 1854

9) J. Ch. Hess: Ou vas-tu petit oiseau, reverie pour piano op.17. Paris: J. Meissonnier. PN 1530. 7 pages. Published 1842

10) Ferdinand de Croze: Trianon pour piano op.101. Paris: Heugel. PN 2812. 7 pages. Published 1859

11) Paul Wagner: Les trois soeurs, pour piano. Paris: Cartereau. PN 117. 6 pages. Published 1859. Incomplete. Only the first two piano works are complete, the third one is missing the last page.

12) Antony Lamotte: La Legende de la Nonne, pour piano. Paris: Margueritat. PN 27. Engraved. 5 pages. Published 1852

13) Francois Hünten: Souvenirs de la Suisse, pour piano a quatre mains. Paris: Schonenberger. PN 344. Engraved. 15 pages. Published 1835

14) A. Avisse: Stella, Polka-Mazurka pour piano. Unknown publisher. Only printer‘s note: „Lith de F. Canu a Evreux“. 3 pages. Published 1853.

15) G. Schubert: Mazurka nationale, arrangee pour le piano. Le Monde Musical, 5e Annee, No.48. Engraved. 2 pages. Published 1844.

16) Charles Gounod: Serenade pour le piano. Paris: Lebeau. PN 426. Engraved. 3 pages. Published around 1865.

17) J. Bernard: Les Coquelicots, pour piano. Musique Offerte par les Grands Magasins du Louvre. 5 pages. Published 1874.

18) Haydn: Menuet pour piano. Musique Offerte par les Grands Magasins du Louvre. 5 pages

19) Sacchini: 1e Fragment de l‘Ouverture d‘Oedipe a Colonne. Musique Offerte par les Grands Magasins du Louvre. 5 pages

20) C. Lagrange: La Danza pour piano. Musique Offerte par les Grands Magasins du Louvre. 5 pages

Covers worn and soiled. Inside a few margins taped, otherwise in good condition.

 

79€

piano 2 hands

 

Musikalisches Pfennig-Magazin für das Pianoforte. Redigirt von Carl Czerny. Wien: Tobias Haslinger. No PN. Engraved. 208 pages. Published 1834. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Cover with glued title page, margins worn, a bit soiled. Inside binding a bit loose, slightly foxed. Otherwise in good condition.

Contains all 52 issues of the first volume of this series. It started in 1834 and each Saturday a new issue was published. It contained piano compositions for the advanced amateur, often popular works in an arrangement for piano done by Czerny. This first volume also contains the first edition of "Ecossaise" WoO 23 by Beethoven. The work was composed in 1810 for military band and performed one time, but the manuscript got lost. The musician Wenzel Krumpholz attended this performance and just from his memories Czerny created a piano version of it. And this version – the only existing one - was published here the first time.

 

199€

piano 2 hands

 

Musikalischer Ehrentempel - Eine Sammlung der besten Compositionen für's Pianoforte. Hefte 13-24. Hamburg: Böhme & Cranz. PN E.T.H.13-24. Engraved. Published 1831. Measures ca. 34x27 cm. Black cardboard covers, outside worn. Inside water stain on the first pages, slightly foxed throughout. All in all in good condition.
The book contains the following issues:
No. 13+14: Czerny: Trois Rondinos d'apres des themes tres favoris op.164, 169 and 195. 23 pages
No. 15: Clementi: Sonate pour Pianoforte. 11 pages
No. 16: Hünten: Drei Rondos für's Pianoforte. 11 pages
No. 17: Schröter: Sehnsuchtswalzer von Beethoven mit Variationen & Czerny: Polonaise. 7 pages
insertation: explanation of the tempo markings and explanation of the Italian music terms
No. 18: Cramer: Variationen über Rousseau's Traum und Romance aus Nina für's Pianoforte. 11 pages
No. 19+20: Hummel: Variations sur la Marche de l'Opera: Cendrillon. & Hummel: Variationen über ein Oestreichisches Volks-Lied & Hummel: Variations sur l'Air: The Lass of Richmond Hill & Hummel: Jem of Aberdeen. 23 pages
No. 21: Haydn: Zwei Sonaten für's Pianoforte. 11 pages
No. 22: Mozart: Sonate und Adagio für's Pianoforte. 11 pages
No. 23: Field: Polonaise, Nocturno und Rondo für's Pianoforte. 11 pages
No. 24: Weber: Variationen über zwei Themas und Momento Capriccioso für's Pianoforte. 11 pages.

In addition the book contains two portraits in lithography by Leo Lehmann (1782-1859). The two portraits are of Nicolo Paganini and Ferdinand Ries. Both lithographies are not signed, but I could find an identical portrait of Ries in the archive of the Beethoven Haus where it is assigned to Leo Lehmann. The lithography of Paganini looks very similar to the Ries in terms of paper, size, technique, etc. Therefore it seems likely that this portraait is by Leo Lehmann as well but I ccould not find a verification for this. I could not even find another copy of this portrait at all! And why these two portraits are part of the book – none of them is presented with a composition – is unclear.

The Musikalische Ehrentempel was a short-lived publication that only existed from 1830 to 1831 with a total of 24 issues. It presented popular piano pieces in attractive editions and – this was new and special – added playing instructions at the end of the work. The series also provided explanations to common musical terms (like the one added in this copy). Hence the series aimed to the piano amateur of the bourgeoisie not the concert virtuoso.

 

299€

piano 4 hands

 

An private collection of rare early or first editions of works for piano 4 hands. All date from around 1800-1820. The collection includes:

1) Ludwig van Beethoven: Ouverture / zu / Aug: von Kotzebue's: / RUINEN VON ATHEN. / Eingerichtet für das Pianoforte auf 4 Hände op.113. Wien: Steiner & Comp. First edition. Engraved. PN 3954. Published 1823. 11 pages.

2) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ouverture / aus der Oper / DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE / zu vier Händen / für das Clavier oder Pianoforte. Leipzig in dem Breitkopfischen Magazin der Musick. Here in a print by: Francfort ches Gayl & Hedler. Engraved. No plate number. Published around 1800. 18 pages.

3) Francois-Adrien Boieldieu: Ouverture / arrangee pour le / Piano-Forte / a 4 mains / de l'Opera / JEAN de PARIS. Bonn et Cologne: Simrock. Engraved. PN 1996. Published in 1823. 13 pages.

4) Francois-Adrien Boieldieu: Ouverture / zu der Oper / DER KIRCHTAG / La fete du village voisin / für / das Pianoforte zu vier Händen. Braunschweig: Im Musikalischen Magazine auf der Höhe. PN 1403. Engraved. Published ca. 1820. 13 pages.

5) Rossini / Latour: Divertissement / pour / Piano-Forte a 4 Mains / sur 4 airs de l'opera / LE BARBIER DE SEVILLE, de Rossini / par / T. Latour. 1er livre. Offenbach: Jean Andre. PN 4538. Published in 1823. 15 pages.

6) Fesca / Rahles: Ouverture celebre / Op.41 de / F. E. Fesca / arrangee a quatre mains / et dediee / a sa soeur Henriette / par / Ferdinand Rahles. Bonn: Simrock. PN 2773. Engraved. Published in 1830. 17 pages.

7) Nicolas d'Alayrac: Ouverture / de l'Opera / GULNARE / a quatre mains / pour / Pianoforte / par / D'Allayrac. Brunsvic: Spehr. PN 1145. Engraved. Published ca. 1810. 11 pages.

All 7 scores bound together in turquoise cardboard. Outside shows some wear and age, inside party foxed, but all well for that age. All pages in fine condition and bound to the spine. Measures ca. 33x25 cm.

 

149€

piano 4 hands

 

collection of scores for piano 4 hands by Beethoven and Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Bound together in one book:
1) Beethoven: Duo brillant à quatre mains pour le piano d'après le grand septuor de van Beethoven, arrangee par Charles Czerny. Paris: Richault. PN 2022. Engraved. 57 pages. Published 1829.

2) Beethoven: Septieme Grande Symphonie en la Majeur, arrangee a quatre mains pour le piano par Charles Czerny. Paris: Richault. PN 2070. Engraved. 65 pages. Published 1830

3) Beethoven: Sixieme Grande Symphonie La Pastorale, arrangee a quatre mains pour le piano par Charles Czerny. Paris: Richault. PN 2069. Engraved. 61 pages. Published 1830. Title page loose and with defects.

4) Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Ruy-Blas, arrangee pour le piano a 4 mains. Paris: Richault. PN 11919. Engraved. 19 pages. Published 1855

5) Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Le Songe d‘une nuit d‘ete - Notturno, arrangee pour le piano a 4 mains. Paris: Alfred Ikelmer. PN 318. 17 pages. Published 1857

6) Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Recueil de six Romances sans Paroles arrangees a quatre mains par Charles Czerny – No. 7. Paris: Brandus, Dufour et Cie. PN 9575. Engraved. 21 pages. Published 1855

7) Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Recueil de six Romances sans Paroles arrangees a quatre mains par Charles Czerny – No. 6. Paris: Brandus, Dufour et Cie. PN 9578. Engraved. 23 pages. Published 1855

8) Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Recueil de six Romances sans Paroles arrangees a quatre mains par Charles Czerny – No. 5. Paris: Brandus, Dufour et Cie. PN 9577. Engraved. 23 pages. Published 1855

9) Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Recueil de six Romances sans Paroles arrangees a quatre mains par Charles Czerny – No. 2. Paris: Brandus, Dufour et Cie. PN 9574. Engraved. 23 pages. Published 1855

Covers worn. Inside the copies slightly foxed, others heavily foxed. A few margins with defects.

 

149€

piano 4 hands

 

Collection of several works for piano 4 hands. All published around 1830 and 1850. The book contains:

1) Select Airs from Bellini‘s favorite Opera „Beatrice di Tenda“ arranged for two performers on the Pianoforte. Book 1. London: Boosey. No PN. Engraved. 31 pages.

2) Select Airs in Two Books from Pacini‘s Opera „Saffo“ arranged for two performers on the Pianoforte. Book 1. London: Boosey. PN 3356. Engraved. 21 pages.

3) Favorite Airs in Two Books selected from Donizetti‘s Opera of „Lucrezia Borgia“ arranged for two performers on the Pianoforte by William Hutchins Callcott. Book 1. London: Mills. PN 3116. Engraved. 25 pages.

4) The Overture to Rossini‘s Grand Opera „Il Barbiere di Seviglia“ arranged as a duet for the pianoforte by Hummel. London: Walker. No PN. Engraved. 15 pages.

5) Favorite Airs selected from Donizetti‘s Opera of „Gemma di Vergy“ arranged for two performers on the Pianoforte by Anton Diabelli. Book 1. London: Mills. PN 3265. Engraved. 31 pages.

6) Three Marches from Rossini‘s Opera of „Mose in Egitto“ arranged for two performers on the Pianoforte by Anton Diabelli. London: Mills. PN 3280. Engraved. 9 pages.

7) Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda: No.1 Invitation pour la Danse. Grande Valse pour le Piano a Quatre Mains op.27. London: Wessel. PN 2209. Engraved. 19 pages

8) Joseph Lanner: Die Osmanen – Walzer, for pianoforte duet. London: Cocks. PN 4611. Engraved. 21 pages

9) Joseph Lanner: Marien – Walzer, for pianoforte duet. London: Cocks. PN 4610. Engraved. 17 pages

10) Joseph Lanner: Die Kösenden – Walzer, for pianoforte duet. London: Cocks. PN 3352. Engraved. 15 pages

11) Joseph Labitzky: Leinate‘s Klänge – Walzer, for pianoforte duet. London: Cocks. PN 5767. Engraved. 17 pages

12) Johann Strauss: Hommage a la Reine de la Grande Bretagne – Waltz for the Pianoforte op.102. London: Cocks. PN 3357. Engraved. 19 pages

13) Adolph Marschan: Galoppes modernes pour le Pianoforte a Quatre Mains. London: Boosey. No PN. Engraved. 13 pages.

14) Joseph Labitzky: Die Elfen - Walzer, for pianoforte duet op.86. London: Cocks. PN 5628. Engraved. 9 pages

15) Johann Strauss: Deutsche Lust – Walzer für das Pianoforte op.127. London: Cocks. PN 4904. Engraved. 10 pages

Covers worn. Inside the first two pages a bit loose. Sometimes foxed, otherwise in good condition.

 

49€

Prokofiev, Sergei: score

 

Sergei Prokofiev: ballet "The tale of the stone flower" op.118. Excerpts and dances from the ballet arranged for piano. Moscow: Musical supplement to the journal "Soviet music" No.1. PN 24051. Published 1954. 38 pages. Measures ca. 27x20 cm. Margins slightly worn, otherwise a good copy.

The ballet „The tale of the stone flower“ was composed by Prokofiev in 1950. But the premiere of the work was not performed before 1954 (a year after the death of Prokofiev). The full score of the ballet was published not until 1962. Therefore the above supplement seems to be the very first publication of music from the ballet. Rare

 

69€

Raff, Joachim: score

 

Joachim Raff: Im Walde - Symphonie (No.3 in F-Dur) für grosses Orchester op.153. Leipzig: Kistner. PN 3568. Engraved music. Full score, 323 pages. Measures ca. 20x26 cm.

Bound in brown cardboard, with gold printing on title, Part of spine is missing, but all pages keep together. Inside a good copy.

 

99€

Raff, Joachim: score

 

Joachim Raff: Lenore - Symphonie (No.5 in E-Dur) für grosses Orchester op.177. Berlin: Ries & Erler. PN 1542. Full score, 226 pages. Measures ca. 20x27 cm.

Bound in red cardboard, with gold printing on title, outside and inside a very fine copy.

 

69€

Reiff, Friedrich: autograph music manuscript

 

Friedrich Reiff (1821-1885): Festlied zur fünften Stiftungsfeier des Freien Deutschen Hochstiftes, für Männerchor. Autograph music manuscript of the composition, published by Christian Friedrich Will in Darmstadt in 1864. Included is a copy of the published score.

 

59€

Reinecke, Carl: score

 

Ecossaisen für das Pianoforte von Ludwig van Beethoven. Für den Concertvortrag frei bearbeitet von Carl Reinecke. Leipzig: Gebrüder Reinecke. PN 922. 7 pages. Published um 1900. Outside a bit soiled and with light margin, corner once folded, otherwise good. Measures ca. 27x34 cm

 

19€

Reissiger, Friedrich August: score

 

Friedrich August Reissiger: Der schlesische Zecher und der Teufel, für Bass- oder Baritonstimme und Klavier op.19 No.5. Leipzig: Klemm (1846). PN 264. Published in 1846. 5 pages. Measures ca. 31x25 cm. Binding sellotaped outside, inside slightly foxed.

 

19€

Remedius, A.: score

 

A. Remedius: Tragisch-komisches Quatuor für Männergesang. Zur Kurzweil den fröhlichen Sängern des Landshuter Gesang-Festes gewidmet. Regensburg: Friedrich Pustet. Published 1847. 4x8 pages (parts only). Outside a bit soiled, inside good. Rare, I could not trace a second copy in public libraries.

 

49€

Rieder, Emmeran: score

 

Emmeran Rieder: Der Toto. Lied und One Step. München: Self-published. Published around 1915. 5 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. With an illustration by Ludwig Hohlwein on the title page. Margins worn and with defects. A small tear in all pages at the left margin. Outside a bit soiled, binding taped inside.

Extremely rare publication and of special value because of its rare title illustration. There is no copy of this score in any public library world wide. And Ludwig Hohlwein did not use this illustration in any other context and the plate did not survive. For that reason this illustration is only known in a black-and-white print from the monograph „Ludwig Hohlwein“ by H.K. Frenzel from 1926.
Furthermore on the title page a handwritten dedication by the composer Emmeran Rieder to "Herrn Baron von Härtling". That most likely refers to Georg Baron von Hertling (1843-1919), the prime minister of Bavaria since 1912 and the chancellor of the German empire between 1917 and 1918.

 

299€

Righini, Vincenzo: early handwritten score

 

Vincenzo Righini (1756-1812): Recitativo et Aria della Opera Armida. 31 pages, measures ca. 30x24 cm. Handwritten full score for 2 violins, viola, basso and voice (recitativo „Tu piangi“, 2 pages) and 2 violins, viola, oboe, trumpet, horn, basso and voices (aria „Dei pietosi“, 29 pages). The opera „Armida“ was premiered in 1782. Title page with the handwritten name „Madame Colette Reiset“.

Colette de Reiset (1782-1850) was a noble lady. She received music lessons from Louis Joseph Saint-Amans and became a good amateur pianist. In 1804 she married Comte de Reiset, a senior official of the French government. Colette Reiset used her social position to organise concerts and support composers. Several compositions are dedicated to her, for example works by Pierre Baillot or Jean Baptiste Desormery. In addition she collected music scores and built a huge library. Colette Reiset died 1850 in Paris.

 

89€

Rihm, Wolfgang: autograph musical quotation signed (AMQS)

 

Wolfgang Rihm (*1952) is a German composer and one of the most performed and most successful composers of his time. Wolfgang Rihm studied under Wolfgang Fortner and Humphrey Searle, later under Karlheinz Stockhausen and Klaus Huber. His compositions were premiered by notable performers like Pierre Boulez, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniel Barenboim or Paul Sacher.

For offer here is an autograph musical quotation (AMQS) by Wolfgang Rihm. It shows three bars with the accompanying text from the opera „Das Gehege“ (The compound) on a text of Botho Strauß. This opera was premiered on 27 October 2006 at the Bavarian State Opera under Kent Nagano. It interesting to notice that this AMQS is dated 22.X.2006 which is 5 days before the premiere! The quotation is signed in full at the end and goes with an official photo of Wolfgang Rihm on the opposite side of the paper. The AMQS is written on thick cardboard and folded in the middle. Outfolded the card measures 21 x 15 cm. The „outside“ of the folded card is blank.

AMQS by Wolfgang Rihm are rare.

 

149€

Rihm, Wolfgang: autograph

 

Wolfgang Rihm (*1952) is a German composer and one of the most performed and most successful composers of his time. Wolfgang Rihm studied under Wolfgang Fortner and Humphrey Searle, later under Karlheinz Stockhausen and Klaus Huber. His compositions were premiered by notable performers like Pierre Boulez, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniel Barenboim or Paul Sacher.
For sale is here an autograph by Wolfgang Rihm (*1952). The composer penned his autograph in the middle of a card together with the date 19 February 1984. The card measures ca. 15 x 10 cm, verso is blank. Comes together with the envelope to the addressee of the autograph (a collector, I assume).

 

29€

Rode, Pierre: score

 

Pierre Rode: Quatuor pour deux violons, alto et basse. Dedie a son Altesse Royal Monseigneur le Prince Louis Ferdinand de Prusse. Op.XI. Paris: Cherubini, Mehul, Kreutzer, Rode, N. Isouard et Boyeldieu. PN 226. Engraved. Published around 1805. Parts only: 7+5+5+5 pages. Measures ca. 27x35 cm. First violin part with stain in the inside margin, but no effect to the music. Margins slightly soiled, otherwise good copies.

 

199€

Rorem, Ned: 3 signed items

 

Ned Rorem (*1923), US composer and Pulitzer price winner in 1976 for his composition "Air music".

Collection of three items all inscribed to Frank Stewart, the former Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra board chairman:

a) copy of the book "Music and People" by Ned Rorem (published 1968) with an autograph inscription on the flyleaf: "To Frank Stewart in memory of Air music with pleasure - Ned Rorem '75".
The inscription refers to the world premiere of "Air music" through the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on 5 December 1975.

b) pocket score of "Air music" by Ned Rorem published by Boosey & Hawkes (H.P.S. 815, 1977) with an autograph inscription on the flyleaf: "for Frank H. Stewart with pleasant memories (and others which now are sad) of this piece's premiere, already long past, and looking forward to working together again - warmly Ned Rorem, June 1977".
Ned Rorem won the Pulitzer Price for Music in 1976 for "Air music", which makes this set of signed book and score special.

c) Finally the set contains a typed letter to Frank Stewart by Ned Rorem. The letter dates from 28 December 1989, is written on personal stationary of Ned Rorem and signed "Ned". The content refers to the stay at Nantucket, why the Cincinnati SO didn't perform any Rorem works since "Air music" and New Year's wishes.

 

399€

Rövenstrunck, Bernhard: signed score

 

Bernhard Rövenstrunck: Divertimento, for flute and guitar. private copy of the autograph manuscript, leporello fold, 8 pages. With autograph dedication by the composer to the performers of the premiere: Gabriele Zimmermann (flute) and Barbara Polasek (guitar). With owner stamp of Gabriele Zimmermann and her personal markings inside the score.

 

29€

Rufer, Josef: signed letter

 

Josef Rufer (1893-1985) was a German musicologist. Rufer studied under Arnold Schönberg, Alexander Zemlinsky and Alban Berg. From 1925 to 1933 he was the assistant to Arnold Schönberg at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Today Rufer is best known for his work on the musical estate of Arnold Schönberg.

For sale is a typewritten letter by Rufer with his handwritten signature. Also included is a photo of Arnold Schönberg. The letter dates from 22 September 1961 and was sent to an autograph collector. The letter has the format DIN A5, verso blank, folded once in the middle, good condition.

 

29€

Rzewski, Frederic: signed photo

 

Frederic Rzewski (*1938) is a US pianist and composer. He studied with Randall Thompson, Roger Sessions, Walter Piston, Milton Babbitt and later in Italy with Luigi Dallapiccola. In 1966 he co-founded Musica Elettronica Viva with Alvin Curran and Richard Teitelbaum and later became professor for composition at different conservatories in the US and Europe. As a composer Frederic Rzewski is best known for using secular and socio-historical themes, showing a deep political conscience and featuring improvisational elements. A well known example is "The People United Will Never Be Defeated!".

For sale is here a large (20x30 cm) photo of Frederic Rzewski bearing his autograph. The photo dates from the 1960s, but the print is from today. Rzewski signed the photo recently during a performance in Germany.
Autographs by Frederic Rzewski are extremely scarce, it seems that he is a no-signer. I could not trace a single other autographs of Rzewski neither on ebay nor any other autograph seller world wide.

 

199€

Saint-Saens, Camille: score

 

Camille Saint-Saens: Danse macabre. Poeme symphonique d‘apres une Poesie de Henri Cazalis op.40. Full score. Paris: Durand, Schoenewerk & Cie. PN 2140. 54 pages. Measures 19x27 cm. Most likely first edition of the full score. With the owner stamp of Kapellmeister Anton Stütz from Ulm (deceased 1893) and Otto Lippits from Bamberg. On the flyleaf is a glued sheet of paper with the handwritten German translation of the poem by Cazalis as well as performance notes. Inside foxed, and some handwritten notes from the previous owners.

 

99€

Sandre, Gustave: score

 

Gustave Sandre: Epithalame sur des motifs de Parsifal de Richard Wagner pour petit Orchestre et Orgue. Full score. Mainz: Schott. PN 26232. Published around 1900. 20 pages. Measures ca. 16x24 cm. Rare edition, I could only trace three other copies in public libraries.

 

49€

Sauer, Emil: score

 

Emil Sauer: Les Pins de la Villa Medicis - Etude de Concert No.24 pour piano. Mainz: Schott. PN 30210. 9 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Outside worn, inside good.

 

19€

Sauer, Emil: score

 

Emil Sauer: Grande Sonate (Re-majeur) pour piano. Mainz: Schott. PN 27382. 39 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Title page loose, inside good.

 

19€

Sauer, Emil: score

 

Emil Sauer: Couplet sans Paroles pour Piano. Mainz: Schott. PN 26459. 7 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Outside worn, inside good.

 

19€

Schäffer, August: score

 

August Schäffer: Komisches Duett für zwei Singstimmen mit Begleitung des Pianoforte "Die beiden Gevatterinnen" op.26. Leipzig: Kistner. PN 1675. Published 1849. 13 pages. Comes with two double-pages of handwritten parts for the voices (dated 1863). Binding taped, margins worn and with small defects, slightly foxed.

 

19€

Schäffer, August: score

 

August Schäffer: Frau Directorin und Frau Inspectorin – Komisches Duett für zwei Singstimmen mit Begleitung des Pianoforte op.34. Leipzig: Kistner. PN 1810. Published 1851. 15 pages. Binding taped. One page with sellotaped tear inside the music (but music legible), margin taped at the last page.

 

19€

Scharwenka, Philip: score

 

Sechs Seestücke nach Heinrich Heine für das Pianoforte zu zwei Händen componirt von Philipp Scharwenka op.60 Nr.4. Breslau: Julius Hainauer. PN 2817. 7 pages. Published 1885. Outer double-page with a tear in the middle. Slightly soiled, otherwise good.

 

39€

Scharwenka, Philip: score

 

Fünf Klavierstücke componirt von Philipp Scharwenka op.41 Nr.3 Notturno. Berlin & Posen: Bote & Bock. PN 12590. 5 pages. Published 1881. Outside slightly worn, very slightly soiled, nice copy.

 

39€

Schmid, Franz Xaver: score

 

Franz Xaver Schmid (1797 - ca. 1865): Vesper-Psalmen für alle Feste des Kirchenjahres. Hefte für obligate Stimmen: Ausgesetzte Orgel, Sopran, Alt und Bass. Augsburg: Anton Böhm. Engraved. PN 1150. Published ca. 1845. Measures ca. 23x35 cm.
Organ part 54 pages, title page loose otherwise good condition. Soprano (Canto), 26 pages; Alto and Basso each 24 pages. All three singing parts in good condition. Slightly foxed, a few water stains.

 

89€

Schmid, Heinrich Kaspar: score

 

Heinrich Kaspar Schmid: Variationen über das Lied "Will mein Junge Äpfel haben" aus Ludwig Thuilles Oper Lobetanz, für Klavier op.5. München: Wunderhorn-Verlag. PN 109. 26 pages. Measures ca. 26x32 cm. Outside a bit soiled, inside clean. Rare

 

39€

Schubert, Franz: score

 

Lieder-Cyclus: Die schöne Müllerin. Gedichte von Wilhelm Müller in Musik gesetzt von Franz Schubert. Illustrierte Prachtausgabe. Original-Zeichnungen von Baumann und Schuster. Holzschnitte R. Brend'amour, Düsseldorf. Stuttgart und Leipzig: Hallberger. 124 pages. Published around 1880. Measures ca. 30x39 cm. Covers worn, spine damaged, therefore covers a bit loose. Inside a good copy. With a handwritten poem on the flyleaf by a „Willus H.“, dated 25.XI.(18)83. Slightly soiled, one page dirty because of a leaf that was put between the pages for drying.

 

79€

Schubert, Franz: first edition

 

Memnon, Antigone und Oedip, von J: Mayrhofer, und Am Grabe Anselmo's, von Claudius. Für eine Singstimme, mit Begleitung des Piano-Forte in Musik gesetzt, und dem Wohlgebohrnen Herrn Michael Vogl, [..] hochachtungsvoll gewidmet von Franz Schubert. 6tes Werk. Wien: Diabelli et Comp. PN C. et D. N. 790. Published 1821. First edition. Engraved. 11 pages. Measures ca. 34x26 cm. Modern binding in cardboard covers. Last page replaced by a facsimile copy. Margins worn, title page soiled. Inside only few spots.

 

699€

Schultze, Norbert: score

 

Norbert Schultze: Wir fliegen gegen Engeland. Lied und Marsch nach Worten und Melodie eines unbekannten deutschen Soldaten. Aus dem Film „Kampfgeschwader Lützow“. Berlin: Simrock. PN 25036. Published 1941. 4 pages. Outside worn, margins worn, slightly soiled.

 

99€

Schumann, Robert: score

 

Bilder aus Osten. 6 Impromptus für das Pianoforte zu vier Händen componirt und Frau Lida Bendemann geb. Schadow zugeeignet von Robert Schumann op.66. Leipzig: Kistner. PN 1665-1667. Introduction by the composer + 31 pages. Title page in lithography, introduction and music engraved. Published 1849. Measures ca. 26x33 cm. The two issues bound together with tape. Outside foxed and soiled, old sticker removed with defects to the paper, margins worn and small tears. Inside foxed, one corner restored (with effect to the music), binding reinforced with tape.

 

79€

Schumann, Robert: score

 

Andante und Variationen für zwei Pianoforte von Robert Schumann op.46. Arrangement für das Pianoforte zu vier Händen. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. PN 9435. Engraved. 19 pages. Published 1857. Title page soiled, margins worn and aged. First edition of this arrangement!

 

49€

Schusser, Nicasius: score

 

Fr. Nicasius Schusser: Quo Vadis? Dramatische Oper in 3 Akten und einem Nachspiel. Text nach dem gleichnamigen Roman von Henryk Sienkiewicz und einer Dichtung von H. Kain. Klavierauszug mit Gesang (Erleichterte Ausgabe). Falkenau a.d.E. (CSR): Edition Kafa. No PN. 254 pages. Measures ca. 24x30 cm. Covers soiled and worn. Inside lower margin soiled, a few markings, otherwise good.

The Franciscan monk Nicassius Schusser, doorkeeper of the Capuchian monastery in Falkenau a. d. Eger, published some sinfonies and operas in the 1920s and 30s. These works were noticed with awe from the classical music scene due to its quality and the fact that they were composed by a music amateur only in his leisure time. For example Schusser claimed to have written his opera „Quo vadis“ within 12 years and finished in 1932. The opera was premiered with success in 1935. But only two years later it was revealed that major parts of this opera were copied note by note from the opera „Blume und Weißblume“ (1910) by the Austrian composer Mathilde Kralik (1857-1944).
This copy comes with the handwritten dedication by Hanne Lisk Wiegand, a musician and Schusser‘s neighbour from Bad Lausick.
Also added is a page-long newspaper article about the premiere dated 1935.

Such huge plagiarism and fraud is rare in classical music, especially with a premiere of the work and a published score! In addition this copy is a rarity too. I could only find two other copies of this edition in public libraries world wide.

 

129€

Schwalm, Robert: score

 

Robert Schwalm: Andante cantabile für Violine und Orgel. Leipzig: Steingräber. PN 1063. Published around 1900. 3 pages. Margins worn. Rare, I could only trace one other copy in public libraries.

 

19€

Shostakovich, Dmitri: score

 

Dmitri Shostakovich: Sinfonie Nr.1 op.10 – full score. Moskau: State Publisher "Muzyka". PN 8610. Published 1975. 126 pages. Measures ca. 23x30 cm. This score was printed in a run of 1900 copies. Good condition

 

49€

Smetana, Bedrich: score

 

Bedrich Smetana: Ma Vlast (My Fatherland) for large orchestra. Nr. II: Vltava (Moldau). Prag: A. Urbanek. PN 16. Published 1880. First edition. 62 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Title page glued on the cardboard cover. Covers worn and a bit soiled. Inside title page with small defect. Pages with some tears (a few into the music), one page loose. With owner stamps of the Polish conductor Witold Krzemienski (1909-2001) and the "Fürstlichen Hofcapelle in Sondershausen" (today: Loh-Orchester Sondershausen). The score was obviously used intensively by both the above mentioned orchestra and the conductor. It contains many markings and notes in German and Polish in the score.

 

149€

Spohr, Louis: score

 

Louis Spohr: Premier concerto pour la clarinette op.26. Parts. Leipzig: Peters. PN 964. Very likely published around 1814 shortly after the death of Kühnel (the previous owner of the publishing house, dated through the plate number). Folio. Complete set of parts: solo clarinet, as well as 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 clarinos (=trumpets), timpani, 3 first violins, 2 second violins, 2 violas, 3 cellos/double bass. Solo part heavily worn on the margins, some tears in the title page, binding taped. The other parts mainly in good condition, sometimes a bit soiled.

A full score of the clarinet concerto op.26 by Spohr was published not until 1957 (!) by Bärenreiter. Therefore full scores had to be done by copyists the time before. This set includes such a handwritten full score. The score consists of 124 pages in a professional music handwriting. The work is written on music papers of the „Hofbuchbinder Timbe“ in Oldenburg. The main activity of this company was between 1880 and 1900. And it seems likely that the full score was created at the same time. Folio format. Margins worn and a bit soiled, otherwise good.

 

199€

Spohr, Louis: score

 

Louis Spohr: Violinschule mit erläuternden Kupfertafeln. Wien. Haslinger. PN 6050. Engraved. Published 1832. 250 pages. Measures ca. 25x33 cm. Without the title page and the portrait of Spohr. Binding taped. Outer sheets soiled and worn, the back sheet with defects. Inside a few markings. One of the illustrations was coloured.

 

79€

Stainlein, Louis de: score

 

Louis de Stainlein: Romance variee pour violon avec accompagnement de deux violons, alto et violoncelle op.13. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. PN 10081. 7 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 pages. Engraved. Margin of the violin part taped, otherwise good copy. Rare

 

79€

Stein, Bruno: score

 

Bruno Stein: Dreizehnte Messe für zwei gleiche Stimmen mit Orgelbegleitung op.43. Berlin: W. Sulzbach. PN 297. Published 1908. 17 pages. Measures ca. 20x28 cm. Covers ssoiled, margins worn. Inside good. Rare, I could only find one other copy in public libraries.

 

19€

Stekel, Eric-Paul: signed score

 

Eric-Paul Stekel: Tableaux nimois, Suite pour piano op.22. Nice: Georges Delrieu. PN 910. Published 1952. 27 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Signed on the first music page: "Herrn Detlef Kraus freundschaftlich EP Stekel". The score itself is rare, with the autograph by Stekel a most interesting item.

Eric-Paul Stekel (1898-1978) was a Austrian-French composer. He was born in Vienna and first made a living as violist in the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera. In World War 2 he had to emigrate to France, later to Algeria. After the war he lectured at the conservatory in Saarbrücken, later in Grenoble. The dedicatee Detlef Kraus (1919-2008) was a German pianist.

 

49€

Stockhausen, Karlheinz: autograph letter signed (ALS)

 

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007) was a German composer and widely acknowledged by critics as one of the most important but also controversial composers of the 20th century. He is known for his groundbreaking work in electronic music, for introducing controlled chance into serial composition, and for musical spatialization. He studied under Olivier Messiaen and Werner Meyer-Eppler and was one of the leading figures of the Darmstadt School. Several of his compositions are landmarks of 20th century music like „Klavierstücke“, „Kontra-Punkte“, „Gesang der Jünglinge“, „Kontakte“ or the opera cycle „Licht“.

For sale is here an autograph letter signed (ALS) by Karlheinz Stockhausen. The letter is completely in the hand of Stockhausen. It is addressed to „Herr Dobbelstein“, which is – considering the content of the letter – Rainer Dobbelstein, who was at that time diplomat at the German embassy in Warsaw (Poland). Stockhausen writes about his problems to visit the music festival „Warsaw Autumn“ and calls for help. He writes „exactly“ (roughly translated by me):

„Dear Mr. Dobbelstein,
thank you very much for your wishes. Once again I phoned for 2 hours, calculated and wrote for the unconfident representatives of the Warsaw Autumn.
Copy of my letter is enclosed. Please start a lightning fast action at the Foreign Office (at best personally with Dr. Witte), otherwise this project will also fail (as every year since 1958, especially since 1986...).
With kind wishes of your Stockhausen“

Karlheinz Stockhausen made his debut at the Warsaw Autumn in 1958 with groundbreaking performances of his „Gesang der Jünglinge“ (conducted by himself) and a performance of his „Klavierstücke“ by David Tudor. His works were performed regularly at the Warsaw Autumn in the following years, but Stockhausen himself could not attend those performances it seems.

The letter measures ca. 21x29 cm and is written on the back of a calendar sheet. The mentioned copy of the Stockhausen letter to Warsaw Autum is not part of the offer, neither is the envelope.

 

149€

Stockmar, C. F.: score

 

C. F. Stockmar: Drei Walzer für das Pianoforte zu vier Händen. Langensalza: Schulbuchhandlung des Thüringer Lehrer-Vereins. No PN. 15 pages. Published around 1850. Binding taped, title page with taped tear, margin slightly worn, inside good. Rare, I could only trace one other copy in public libraries.

 

29€

Strauss (Sohn), Johann: score

 

Johann Strauss (Sohn): An der schönen, blauen Donau op.134, für Klavier. Wien: Spina. PN C.S. 19216. Engraved. 11 pages. Published 1868 (dated after the included advertisements of the publishing house). Binding sellotaped, margins slightly damaged, otherwise good

 

19€

Strauss (Sohn), Johann: score

 

Johann Strauss (Sohn): Leichtes Blut, Polka für Klavier op.319. Wien: Spina. PN C.S. 19255. Engraved. 7 pages. Published 1868 (dated after the included advertisements of the publishing house). Title page loose, margins slightly damaged, otherwise good.

 

19€

Strauss (Sohn), Johann: score

 

Johann Strauss (Sohn): Freikugeln, Polka (schnell) für Klavier op.326. Wien: Spina. PN C.S. 21724. Engraved. 7 pages. Published 1870 (dated after the included advertisements of the publishing house). Good condition

 

19€

Strauss (Vater), Johann: score

 

Vocal beauties of Strauss No.1: A fair breeze is blowing, written by Charles Jefferys, the music by Johann Strauss. London: D'Almaine. Engraved. 5 pages. Published 1839. Large water stain on first and lage page, the other pages are not affected. Otherwise good copy

 

29€

Thalberg, Sigismond: score

 

Fantaisie pour le Piano sur des themes de l‘Opera: Moise de G. Rossini composee par S. Thalberg, oeuvre 33. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. PN 5349. 23 pages. Published 1836. Title page and first music page with tear (but no effect to the music), inside a bit foxed, margin slightly worn.

 

39€

Tomasi, Henri: autograph letter signed (ALS)

 

Henri Tomasi (1901-1971) was a French composer and conductor. He studied under Vincent d'Indy and Philippe Gaubert and had immediately success as a composer and conductor. In 1927 Tomasi won the Prix de Rome for his cantata „Coriolan“ and a first prize in conducting. Tomasi founded the group „Triton“ with his fellow composers Prokofiev, Milhaus, Honegger and Poulenc which had the goal to promote contemporary classical music. He was also one of the first radio conductor while working at the Radio Colonial Orchestra in French Indochine. He later became the conductor of the French National Orchestra. In 1957 Tomasi had to quit his conducting career due to physical problems. He continued to compose and created many orchestral compositions, among them his most famous work, his trumpet concerto.

For offer here is an autograph letter (ALS) by Henri Tomasi. The letter is written to an unidentified recipient. The letter is signed at the end in full and the paper also bears the letterhead with the personal address of Henri Tomasi at the „24 rue Victor Masse“ in Paris. The letter is not dated, but seems to be from the early 1960s. The letter measures 27 x 21 cm, the verso side is blank and the letter was folded twice for sending.
In the letter Tomasi writes in French that he well remembers their collaboration and that it is a pity that they did not meet in Lyon. Tomasi assumes that is was just impossible for the addressee to see him.

 

79€

Tomasi, Henri: autograph letter signed (ALS)

 

Henri Tomasi (1901-1971) was a French composer and conductor. He studied under Vincent d'Indy and Philippe Gaubert and had immediately success as a composer and conductor. In 1927 Tomasi won the Prix de Rome for his cantata „Coriolan“ and a first prize in conducting. Tomasi founded the group „Triton“ with his fellow composers Prokofiev, Milhaus, Honegger and Poulenc which had the goal to promote contemporary classical music. He was also one of the first radio conductor while working at the Radio Colonial Orchestra in French Indochine. He later became the conductor of the French National Orchestra. In 1957 Tomasi had to quit his conducting career due to physical problems. He continued to compose and created many orchestral compositions, among them his most famous work, his trumpet concerto.

For offer here is an autograph letter (ALS) by Henri Tomasi. The letter is written to an unidentified recipient. The letter is signed at the end in full and the paper also bears the letterhead with the personal address of Henri Tomasi at the „24 rue Victor Masse“ in Paris. The letter is not dated, but seems to be from the early 1960s. The letter measures 27 x 21 cm, the verso side is blank and the letter was folded twice for sending.
In the letter Tomasi writes in French that he is sorry to be not more pleasant, but he had quit his conducting career and dedicates himself to composing. But that does not prevent him from talking about it at every opportunity.

 

79€

Veerhoff, Carlos: scores

 

I personally own a large part of the musical estate of Carlos Veerhoff. That includes many autograaph manuscripts, but also many printed scores. Although Carlos Veerhoff is considered as one of the most important composers in Germany in the 20th century, only a handful of his works were published commercially. Therefore Veerhoff self-published most of his compositions. After his death in 2011 it is nearly impossible to find these self-published scores. I have copies of these printed scores for many of his compositions. If you are interested in one of the following scores, drop me a line to get a price. If you would like to have more information about Carlos Veerhoff, please check my biography of him on my website here.

 

1) Pater noster für 6-stimmigen Chor und Orchester op.51. Full score. 41 pages. Measures ca. 28x36 cm. Self-published.

2) Sonate für Pianoforte op.53. Full score. 16 pages. Measures ca. 28x36 cm. Self-published.

3) Alpha Zeta op.54 - Burleske für A-cappella-Chor. Full score. 16 pages. Measures ca. 21x30 cm. Self-published.

4) Streichtrio op.56. Full score. 20 pages. Measures ca. 28x35 cm. Self-published.

5) Moments musicaux für Alt-Saxophon, Akkordeon und Percussion op.50. Full score. 28 pages. Measures ca. 28x35 cm. Self-published.

6) Sonant Nr. 2 für Cello und Kontrabass op.49. Full score. 29 pages. Measures ca. 26x26 cm. Self-published.

7) Sonate für Violine und Klavier op.47. Full score and violin part. 32+13 pages. Measures ca. 28x35 cm. Self-published.

8) Divertimento per tre für Pianoforte, Violine und Contrabassgeige op.48. Full score and parts. 24+7+7 pages. Measures ca. 28x36 cm. Self-published.

9) Nonett op.41. Full score. 33 pages. Measures ca. 24x33 cm. Self-published.

10) Erstes Konzert für Klavier und Orchester op.44. Piano reduction. 48 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Self-published.

11) Ringelnatz-Duette für Sopran, Alt und Pianoforte op.38. Full score. 25 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Self-published.

12) Brass Quintet, für 2 Trompeten, Horn, Posaune und Tuba. Full score. 27 pages. Measures ca. 22x30 cm. Boosey & Hawkes, Edition Bote & Bock.

13) Dialogues I für Saxophone-Alto und Pianoforte op.25. Full score. 9 pages. Measures ca. 28x35 cm. Self-published.

14) Sonate für Viola und Klavier op.71. Full score and viola part. 20+7 pages. Measures ca. 28x35 cm. Self-published.

15) 7 mal 1 für Percussion op.58. Full score. 14 pages. Measures ca. 34x30 cm. Self-published.

16) Ballade für Akkordeon op.60. Full score. 6 pages. Measures ca. 27x35 cm. Self-published.

17) Dialogues II für Viola und Percussion op.61. Full score. 14 pages. Measures ca. 27x35 cm. Self-published.

18) Aphorismen für Viola solo. Full score. 5 pages. Measures ca. 27x35 cm. Self-published.

19) Konzert für Schlagzeugsolist und Orchester op.67. Full score. 66 pages. Measures ca. 25x35 cm. Self-published.

20) Horntrio für Horn, Violine und Klavier op.68. Full score and parts. 33+10+10 pages. Measures ca. 28x35 cm. Self-published.

21) Zweites Konzert für Pianoforte und Orchester op.66. Piano reduction. 63 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Self-published.

22) Sinfonischer Satz - Movimento sinfonico -, für Orchester op.5. Full score. 84 pages. Measures ca. 22x30 cm. Boosey & Hawkes, Edition Bote & Bock, B & B 21889 (898).

23) Sinfonischer Satz - Movimento sinfonico -, für Orchester op.5. Full score. 84 pages. Measures ca. 15x23 cm. Bote & Bock, B & B 21889 (898), 1964, first edition.

24) Mosaicos für Klavier op.7. 19 pages. Measures ca. 24x35 cm. Self-published.

25) Cantos für hohe Stimme und 7 Instrumente. Piano reduction. 13 pages. Measures ca. 27x35 cm. Self-published.

26) Akroasis für Blasinstrumente und Schlagzeug op.21. Full score. 45 pages. Measures ca. 23x30 cm. Edition Peters 5942, PN 30407.

27) Bläser-Quintett für Flöte, Oboe, Klarinette, Fagott und Horn op.14. Full score. 40 pages. Measures ca. 15x23 cm. Bote & Bock, B & B 21828 (1963), first edition.

28) Ut omnes unum sint op.24. Kantate für Bass und vier Blasinstrumente nach Texten aus dem Johannesevangelium, 17. Full score. 14 pages. Measures ca. 28x36 cm. Self-published.

29) Ut omnes unum sint op.24. Kantate für Bass und vier Blasinstrumente nach Texten aus dem Johannesevangelium, 17. Piano reduction. 10 pages. Measures ca. 28x36 cm. Self-published.

 

19 to 99€

Verdi, Giuseppe: score

 

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) was an Italian composer and one of the most popular opera composers of all time. Among his most famous operas are "Rigoletto", "Il trovatore" and "La traviata". The opera "Il trovatore" (The troubadour) was composed between 1850 and 1853 and premiered 19 January 1853 in Rome (Italy). Since then thousands of performances happened and the work is a standard repertoire for most opera houses.

For sale is here a score of the piano reduction of the complete opera "Il trovatore" without the texts. Engraved. It was published by Tito di Gio. Ricordi in Milano in 1853, has 139 pages in total and the plate numbers 24967-24986. It measures 36x26 cm and is bound in cardboard. The title page is glued on the front cardboard, the last page on the back cardboard. Inside the score is complete and has no tears or damages. There is a water spot on the upper margin from about half of the score to the end. In the middle the spot is very vague and becomes more obvious to the end. Please check photo of the last page to see the "worst condition". Please check also other photos to get an impression on the general condition.

The history of publications of scores to "Il trovatore" is complicated. Hopkinson gives at least 7 different publications already in 1853, the year of the premiere! The score for sale here seems to belong to the edition 54A(e), the "First Milanese Complete Edition". Ricordi also published the piano reduction with texts in 1853 with plate numbers 24842-24863. So this edition for sale here followed shortly afterwards.

 

79€

violin and piano

 

Collection of 24 works for violin and piano, all published around 1850 by French publishing houses (Schonenberger, Richault, Escudier, Troupenas, Cotelle, etc). Among the scores are the French first edition of the violin concerto by Mendelssohn Bartholdy as well as the first editions by Vieuxtemps. The book also contains a large collection of 13 first editions of works by Jean-Delphin Alard. The book contains:


1) Jean-Delphin Alard: L‘Aragonesa pour violon et piano op.42. Paris: Schonenberger. PN S.2776 (1). Published around 1865. Engraved. 10 pages. Title page missing, foxed.

2) Jean-Delphin Alard: Ernani pour violon et piano op.54. Paris: Escudier. PN L.E.3241. Published 1872. 17 pages. Foxed.

3) Jean-Delphin Alard: Faust (Opera de Gounod) pour violon et piano. Paris: Choudens. PN A.C.1533-2048. Published 1868. 13 pages. Foxed.

4) Jean-Delphin Alard: Fantaisie sur des motifs de la Fille du Regiment de Donizetti pour violon et piano op.28. Paris: Schonenberger. PN S.1894. Published 1852. Engraved. 19 pages.

5) Jean-Delphin Alard: Fantaisie sur „La Gazza Ladra“ pour violon et piano op.39 No.1. Paris: Schonenberger. PN S.2645.1. Published around 1865. Engraved. 7 pages. Foxed.

6) Jean-Delphin Alard: La Juive (Opera de Halevy) pour violon et piano op.48. Paris: Lemoine. PN 7082 HL. Published 1872. 19 pages.

7) Jean-Delphin Alard: Fantaisie sur „Linda di Chamonnix“ de Donizetti pour violon et piano op.12. Paris: Schonenberger. PN S.1152. Published around 1844. Engraved. 21 pages.

8) Jean-Delphin Alard: Fantaisie sur la „Muette“ de Auber pour violon et piano op.36. Paris: Brandus & Dufour. PN 10216. Published 1860. Engraved. 15 pages. Foxed.

9) Jean-Delphin Alard: Rigoletto (Opera de Verdi) pour violon et piano op.46. Paris: Escudier. PN L.E. 2825. Published 1867. 15 pages. Foxed.

10) Jean-Delphin Alard: Robert Le Diable pour violon et piano op.44. Paris: Brandus & Dufour. PN 10805. Published 1866. Engraved. 19 pages. Foxed.

11) Jean-Delphin Alard: Romeo et Juliette (Opera de Gounod) pour violon et piano op.55. Paris: Choudens. PN A.C.2641. Published 1874. 15 pages. Foxed.

12) Jean-Delphin Alard: Fantaisie sur „La Traviata“ de Verdi pour violon et piano op.38. Paris: Escudier. PN L.E.1956. Published 1861. 17 pages.

13) Jean-Delphin Alard: Fantaisie sur „Il Trovatorea“ de Verdi pour violon et piano op.37. Paris: Escudier. PN L.E.1869. Published 1860. 17 pages.

14) Charles de Beriot: Fantaisie ou Scene de Ballet pour violon et piano op.100. Paris: Schott. PN S. 231. Published 1867. 17 pages. Foxed.

15) Jean Conte: Valse sur „Beppo“ pour violon et piano. Paris: Self-published (J.C.21). Engraved. 7 pages. Foxed.

16) Ad. Herman: Ouverture de „L‘Italienne a Alger“ de Rossini pour violon et piano. Paris: Jules Heinz. PN 717. Engraved. 15 pages. Foxed.

17) Ad. Herman: Ouverture de „La Chasse du Jeune Henri“ de Mehul pour violon et piano. Paris: Jules Heinz. PN 716. Engraved. 19 pages. Foxed.

18) Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Concerto pour violon et orchestre op.64. Piano reduction. Paris: Richault. PN B.2833. Engraved. Published 1846. 31 pages.

19) Mozart: 2me Sonate en ut pour piano et violon. Paris: Heugel. PN H.4364. Published 1873. 17 pages. Foxed.

20) Pierre Rode: Premier concerto pour le violon. Piano reduction. Paris: Cotelle. PN A.C.1247. Engraved. Published around 1845. 19 pages.

21) Pierre Rode: No.7 Concerto pour violon op.8. Piano reduction. Paris: Richault. PN 331R. Engraved. 19 pages. One page soiled but still legible.

22) Henri Vieuxtemps: Fantaisie-Caprice pour le violon et piano op.11. Paris: Troupenas. PN T.1074. Engraved. Published 1842. 19 pages.

23) Henri Vieuxtemps: Fantaisie de Salon sur „I Lombardi ou Jerusalem“ de Verdi pour violon et piano. Paris: Escudier. PN B.C. 1238. Published around 1850. 15 pages.

24) Viotti: Concerto XXIV pour violon. Piano reduction. Paris: Gerard. PN C.M.9526. Engraved. Published 1861. 26 pages.

Covers heavily worn, spine nearly completely missing. Binding strong, inside in good condition (beside some foxing). Measures ca. 28x34x5 cm.

 

149€

violin etudes

 

Score collection of several etudes for violin solo. All bound together in one book. The collection includes 5 important compositions, all in early or even first editions!

1) Pierre Rode: 24 Caprices en forme d‘Etudes pour le Violon. Nouvelle Edition. Paris: Richault. PN 4952. Engraved. 49 pages.

2) Rudolphe Kreutzer: 40 Etudes pour le Violon. Nouvelle Edition. Paris: Schonenberger. PN 780. Engraved. 55 pages

3) Delphin Alard: Etudes completes et progressives pour Violon. Livre 3 op.19: Etudes artistiques. Paris: Schonenberger. PN 1576. Engraved. 40 pages

4) Fiorillo: Etude pour le Violon formant 36 Caprices, op.3. Paris: Janet et Cotelle. PN 424. Engraved. 38 pages

5) Charles de Beriot: Six Etudes brillantes pour le Violon op.17. Paris: Troupenas. PN 689. Engraved. 21 pages

Bound together curiously in covers with Biernagels (like student‘s songbooks used to have). Inside foxed, a bit worn, otherwise in good condition.

 

149€

Vogel, Ernst: score

 

Ernst Vogel: Spiel und Zwischenpiel für Blechbläser und Orgel (1977). Self-published by the composer. 77 pages. Only the "Zwischenspiel" was commercially published by Doblinger. The whole work remains unpublished. Measures ca. 27x33 cm. Good condition

 

39€

Vogel, Ernst: score

 

Ernst Vogel: Moira – Musik für Streicher (1976). Self-published by the composer. 59 pages. Includes copies of two texts by Vogel about the compositional structure of the work (twelve tone row) and the personal importance for him (death of his son).
Comes with the later published score by Doblinger (PN 15622), that does not contain the commentaries. Measures ca. 27x33 and 14x19 cm. Good condition

 

49€

Vogel, Ernst: score

 

Ernst Vogel: Zweites Streichquartett (1961). Self-published by the composer, PN 57. Full score (39 pages) and all 4 parts (18, 16, 14, 16 pages). Good condition. Measures ca. 20x26 and 32x23 cm.

 

19€

voice and piano


Collection of duets for 2 voice and piano. Important collection of editions from 1800 to 1830. Included are:

1) Fernando Paer: III (3) Duettini per due voci di Soprano coll‘Accompagnemento di Piano-Forte. Parte I. Lipsia: Peters. PN 354. Engraved. 15 pages. Published 1804

2) Carl Maria von Weber: Tre Duetti con parole italiane e tedesche per due voci di Soprano con accompagnamento di Pianoforte op.31. Berlin: Schlesinger. PN 134. Engraved. 20 pages. Published around 1815.

3) F. Blangini: Duett per valli per boschi für Sopran & Tenor mit Begleitung des Piano-Forte. Hamburg: Johann Agust Böhme. No PN. Engraved. 4 pages

4) Carafa: Duettino per due Soprani, o Soprano et Tenore col Accompagnamento di Pianoforte. Lipsia: Breitkopf e Härtel. PN 5006. 5 pages

5) F. Blangini: Sei Notturni a due voci con accompagnata di Piano-Forte o della Chitarra. Livre III. Colonia: Simrock. PN 1252. Engraved. 17 pages

6) Carl Maria von Weber: Duetto aus der Opera „Oberon“. Klavierauszug. Berlin: Schlesinger. PN 1438. Engraved. 8 pages. Published 1829.

7) Carl Maria von Weber: Duetto aus der Opera „Euryanthe“. Klavierauszug. Wien: Steiner. PN 4533. Engraved. 6 pages. Published 1824.

8) Louis Spohr: Duetto No.3 aus der Oper „Faust“ im Klavierauszuge von P. Pixis. Leipzig: Peters. PN 1688. Engraved. 7 pages. Published 1820

9) Louis Spohr: Recitativo aus der Oper „Jessonda“ im Klavierauszuge von Ferd. Spohr. Leipzig: Peters. PN 1801. Engraved. 11 pages. Published 1826

10) F. Blangini: Duett „Hoffnung flüstert mir still im Herzen“ mit Begleitung des Piano-Forte. Berlin: Lischke. PN 752. Engraved. 3 pages

11) Francesco Durante: XII Duetti da Camera per imparar a cantare col accompagnamento di Pianoforte. Parte II No.5-8. Lipsia: Breitkopf e Härtel. PN 4017b. 19 pages. Published 1823

12) Francesco Durante: XII Duetti da Camera per imparar a cantare col accompagnamento di Pianoforte. Parte I No.1-4. Lipsia: Breitkopf e Härtel. PN 4017a. 18 pages. Published 1823

13) Francesco Durante: XII Duetti da Camera per imparar a cantare col accompagnamento di Pianoforte. Parte III No.9-12. Lipsia: Breitkopf e Härtel. PN 4017c. 19 pages. Published 1823

14) Jos. Weigl: Terzett aus der Schweitzerfamilie. Berlin: Lischke. PN 1611. 4 pages.

Covers worn and soiled. Inside slightly foxed, otherwise in good condition.

 

199€

voice and piano

 

Collection of 27 works for voice and piano. All with French texts. Interesting collection of rarities like an early edition of Franz Schubert‘s "Adieu" published by Richault. Also included are gems like a signed score by Alphonse Lancelevee (*1857) and works by Avisse and Amersfoordt of which I could not find a second copy in publish libraries. zu denen ich kein zweites Exemplar weltweit nachweisen konnte. The book contains:

 

1) Alphonse Lancelevee: Les Petits Paysans de Normandie, pour 3 voix et piano. Evreux: Lith. Ve. Monnier. 3 pages. Completely unknown song with the handwritten signature of the composer. Otherwise this song could have been identified, because the score just mentions „un jeune normand“ as author.

2) Leopold Amat: Ou vas-tu petit oiseau?, pour chant et piano. Paris: Heugel. 3 pages. Published 1851

3) Onesime Pradere: Le Petit Soulier de Noel, pour chant et piano. Paris: Choudens. PN 648. Engraved. 3 pages. Published 1859

4) L. Clapisson: Les Oiseaux de Notre-Dame, pour chant et piano. Paris: Gerard. PN 7064. 3 pages. Published 1867

5) P. Scudo: Le Fil de la Vierge, pour chant et piano. Paris: Leon Grus. PN 657. 3 pages. Published 1862

6) L. Clapisson: Le Langage des Cloches, pour chant et piano. Paris: Meissonnier. PN 7156. Engraved. 3 pages. Published 1852

7) (unbekannt): Combien j‘ai douce souvenance, pour chant et piano. Paris: Durand, Schoenewerk & Cie. PN 288. Engraved. 3 pages. Published around 1872

8) Etienne Arnaud: Pour faire un Nid, pour chant et piano. Paris: Alfred Ikelmer. PN 696. 3 pages. Published 1857

9) L. Clapisson: La Mere de Famille, pour chant et piano. Paris: Meissonnier. PN 1072. Engraved. 3 pages. Published 1851

10) Alfred Quidant: Petit Enfant, pour chant et piano. Paris: Gerard. PN 8792. 3 pages. Published 1860

11) A. Avisse: Petits oiseaux chantez toujours, pour chant et piano. Evreux: Lith de F. Canu. 3 pages. Published 1853

12) Charles Gounod: Ave Maria, pour chant et piano. Paris: Heugel. PN 2440. 5 pages. Published 1857

13) Edmond L‘Huiller: La Derniere Marquise, pour chant et piano. Paris: Colombier. PN 1136. 4 pages. Published 1850

14) Louis Abadie: Jeanne Jeannette et Jeanneton, pour chant et piano. Paris: Heugel. Engraved. 3 pages. Published 1852

15) Louis Abadie: Le Vieux Braconnier, pour chant et piano. Paris: J. Meissonnier. PN 7283. 3 pages. Published um 1865

16) Franz Schubert: Adieu, pour chant et piano. Paris: Richault. PN 3319. 5 pages. Published 1836

17) Amelie Perronnet: Nicole et son Sabot, pour chant et piano. Paris: Petit Aine. PN 52. Engraved. 3 pages. Published 1860

18) A. Avisse: La Corde du Menetrier, pour chant et piano. Evreux: Lith. De A. Herissey. 3 pages. Rare, even the French National Library does not hold a copy.

19) Mme. Amersfoordt: Le Souvenir, pour chant et piano. Paris: Pate. Engraved. 3 pages. Published um 1860. Rare, I could only find one copy in public libraries.

20) Adolphe Adam: Le Bijou Perdu, pour chant et piano. Paris: Leduc. PN 391. Engraved. 5 pages. Published 1845

21) G. Donizetti: La Favorite – No.10bis: Cavatine, pour chant et piano. Paris: Leon Grus. PN 1847. 5 pages. Published 1858

22) G. Donizetti: La Favorite – No.1bis: Romance, pour chant et piano. Paris: Leon Grus. PN 1847. Engraved. 6 pages. Published 1858

23) L. Arditi: Il Bacio, pour chant et piano. Paris: Flaxland. PN 402bis. 9 pages. Published 1861

24) Charles Gounod: Serenade pour chant et piano. Paris: Lebeau Aine. PN 97. 3 pages.

25) Victor Measures: Paul et Virgine, pour chant et piano. Paris: Theodore Michaelis. PN 19. 3 pages. Published 1876

26) Baronne Willy de Rothschild: 5 Melodies – No.1: Romance. Paris: Flaxland. PN 794. 3 pages. Published 1864

27) Jacques Offenbach: Les Bavards – No.10: Chanson a boire. Paris: Brandus & Dufour. PN 10618. Engraved. 5 pages. Published 1863

Covers worn and soiled, spine slightly damaged. Binding not affected. Inside good condition. Sometimes margins taped or slightly foxed pages.

 

79€

voice and piano

 

Collection of 60 works by French composers for voice and piano. A handwritten collection from the library of Colette de Reiset. Created around 1800. Important collection of famous songs of that time as well as rare and little known compositions.
The manuscripts were bound together but without any covers. The binding is broken, so some pages loose. The first and last page a bit worn. Inside in very good condition. Measures ca. 27x34 cm.


1) Antoine Lamparelli (also known as: Innocent Lamparelli, 1767-1832): Le remede d‘amour / Romance nouvelle / Paroles de Monsieur Le Normand. 2 pages.

2) Martin-Pierre Dalvimare (1772-1839): O beau pays de l‘Iberie, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

3) Pierre-Antoine-Dominique Della Maria (1769-1800): Duo du prisonier, pour chant et piano. 13 pages.

4) Narcisse Carbonel (1773-1855): Romance „Dormant un jour“. 1 page. Not listed in RISM

5) Vicente Martin y Soler (1754-1806): Duo de la cosa rara, pour chant et piano. 4 pages.

6) Heinrich Domnich (1767-1844): Romance „Coeurs sensibles a mans heureux“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

7) Heinrich Domnich (1767-1844): Romance „Etais aime de gente bergerette“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages. Not listed in RISM

8) Charles-Henri Plantade (1764-1839): Romance „Une seule fois dans la vie“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages. Not listed in RISM

9) Martin-Pierre Dalvimare (1772-1839): Romance „Ici tout dort“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages. Not listed in RISM

10) Etienne-Nicolas Mehul (1763-1817): Scenes d‘Ariodant / chantee / par Melle Armand, pour chant et piano. 10 pages.

11) Felice Blangini (1781-1841): Depuis trois ans, pour chant et piano. 2 pages

12) Charles-Henri Plantade (1764-1839): Romance „Pres de coquette bergere“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages. A song of that title was composed by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, therefore either the reference is wrong or this is an unknown work by Plantade

13) H. J. Pascal fils: Rondeau pour piano (Oeuvre 3eme). 7 pages. Unknown composer

14) Reine Hortense (das ist Hortense de Beauharnais, 1783-1837): Romance „La plainte injuste“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages

15) Narcisse Carbonel (1773-1855): Romance „Le mariage de l‘amour“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages

16) Louis-Alexandre Piccinni (1779-1850): Le Corbillard, pour chant et piano. 2 pages

17) Bernard Viguerie (1761-1819): L‘attente, pour chant et piano. 2 pages. The only song on this text by Bailleux is the one by Queen Hortense de Beauharnais.

18) Amedee Rasetti (1754-1799): Le Tombeau du Troubadour, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

19) Etienne-Nicolas Mehul (1763-1817): Air d‘Ariodant, pour chant et piano. 7 pages.

20) Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac (1753-1809): Air de la Maison a vendre, pour chant et piano. 6 pages.

21) Charles-Henri Plantade (1764-1839): Romance „Jeunes bergers venez“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

22) Charles-Henri Plantade (1764-1839): Romance „Vous qui sur ces montagnes“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

23) Charles-Henri Plantade (1764-1839): Romance „Le Printems“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

24) Charles-Henri Plantade (1764-1839): Romance „Besoin d‘aimer“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

25) Charles-Henri Plantade (1764-1839): Romance „Tourment d‘aimer“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

26) Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834): Romance „En vous voyant“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

27) Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834): Romance „Vous qui loin d‘une amante“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

28) Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834): Romance „Je vous salue“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

29) Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834): Romance „Quand j‘arrivai“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

30) Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834): Romance „Avec la pedale qui leveler“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages. Not listed in RISM

31) Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834): Romance „Je t‘aime c‘est la mon bonheur“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

32) Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834): Romance „Peux tu douter“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

33) Charles-Henri Plantade (1764-1839): Romance „La vaine resolution“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages. Not listed in RISM

34) Ignace Pleyel (1757-1831): Polonaise / tiree de l‘oeuvre dediee / a Mdme Gramont, pour piano. 5 pages.

35) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Ouverture de l‘enlevement du Serail, pour violon et cembalo. 11 pages

36) Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry (1741-1813): Gavotte de Panurge, pour orchestre. 5 pages

37) Charles Lis (1784-1846): Romance „La piete filiale“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

38) Unknown composer: Les Vertus Theologales / Romance, pour chant et piano. Begins with the words „Parmi les vertus qui tu vantes“. 2 pages. I found a note about such a work in an announcement of the „Journal de Paris“ from 1805: „Les Vertus Theologales , romance dediee a Mme S** ; par M. Gustave de Toustain , musique M. Charles Simon, arrangee pour le piano forte par Wilicoq“. Possibly this composition.
39) Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac (1753-1809): Rondeau „Sexe charmant j'adore ton empire“ aus „Gulnare“, pour chant et piano. 6 pages.

40) Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac (1753-1809): Duo d‘Adolphe et Clara, accomp. par Carbonel, pour chant et piano. 10 pages.

41) Nicolas Isouard (1775-1818): Barcarole „A Venise jeune fillette“ aus der Oper „Michel Ange“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

42) Jean-Henri Rigel (1772-1852): Romance des petits oiseaux, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

43) Benoit-Francois Mozin (1766-1857): Romance „Serment d‘amour“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

44) Heinrich Domnich (1767-1844): Romance „Charmant ruisseau“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

45) Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834): Romance „Depuis que j'ai quitté ces lieux“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

46) Anonym: Romance „La plaisir et la peine“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

47) Anonym: Romance „J'entends gemir dans ce sejour“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

48) Felice Blangini (1781-1841): Romance „Il est trop tard pour qu‘amour nous engage“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

49) Felice Blangini (1781-1841): Ariette italienne „Per volli per boschi cercando“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

50) Etienne-Nicolas Mehul (1763-1817): Romance de Joseph, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

51) Girolamo Crescentini (1762-1846): Ariette „Non v‘e piu barbaro“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

52) Felice Blangini (1781-1841): Romance „Le Baiser“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

53) Johann Friedrich Hugo von Dalberg (1760-1812): Romance „Ce que je desire“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

54) Anonym: Romance „Combien j‘ai douce souvenance“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

55) Gabriel Lemoyne (1772-1815): Le tombeau de myrthe, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

56) Anonym: „Viendras-tu pas toi que mon coeur adore“ aus „Les montagnes d‘Auvergne“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

57) Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834): Le Rivage de Vaucluse, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

58) Charles-Henri Plantade (1764-1839): Romance „Inconstant desir“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

59) Henri-Montan Berton (1767-1844): Romance „Je le saurai, n'en doutez pas“, pour chant et piano. 2 pages.

60) Henri-Montan Berton (1767-1844): Romance de la Romance „Du tendre amour“, pour chant et piano. 3 pages.

Colette de Reiset (1782-1850) was a noble lady. She received music lessons from Louis Joseph Saint-Amans and became a good amateur pianist. In 1804 she married Comte de Reiset, a senior official of the French government. Colette Reiset used her social position to organise concerts and support composers. Several compositions are dedicated to her, for example works by Pierre Baillot or Jean Baptiste Desormery. In addition she collected music scores and built a huge library. Colette Reiset died 1850 in Paris.

 

149€

Volkmann, Robert: score

 

Robert Volkmann: Sonate pour piano op.12. Leipzig: Kistner. PN 2025. 23 pages. Measures ca. 28x34 cm. First edition. Outside a bit soiled, inside good.

 

39€

Wagner, Richard: score

 

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Vollständiger Klavierauszug von Karl Tausig. Mainz: Schott. PN 18975. 402 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Outside worn, spine slightly damaged. Front cover taped to the flyleaf. Binding a bit loose. Title page a bit soiled, margins soiled and worn. Inside some worn margins due to loose binding, a bit foxed. On the inside of the front cover is a stamp of the "Musikalien-Leihanstalt" of G. Engelmann in Riga, who was active around 1870.

The first edition of this score was published in 1868. It was engraved and run by a number of only 150 copies. This first edition also had a dedication sheet to King Ludwig II. Shortly after a lithographic print was made from the original plates. This edition did not have the dedication sheet. The offered score here is a copy of this early edition in lithography published shortly after 1868.

 

99€

Weber, Carl Maria von: early score

 

Carl Maria von Weber: Grand concerto en Ut majeur (C Dur) pour Pianoforte (...) composee par Ch. M. de Weber. Oeuvre 11. Piano part. Offenbach: Joh. Andre. PN 4345. Engraved. Published 1821. 22 pages. Measures ca. 25x34 cm. Cardboard covers with mounted title page. Outside and inside in good condition beside the fact that the previous owner crossed out all orchestral parts in red felt-tip.

 

39€

Weber, Carl Maria von: early score

 

Six pieces a quatre mains pour le pianoforte composees par Charles Marie de Weber Oe. X. Leipzig: Hofmeister. PN 275. Engraved. Published around 1810. 19 pages. Measures ca. 34x25 cm. Later bound in a blue cardboard cover that is way too large. The margins of these covers are worn. But as aa result the score inside is in good condition.

 

99€

Weill, Kurt: score

 

Extremely rare first edition of the Threepenny Opera, one of only 800 printed copies:

Bertold Brecht / Kurt Weill: Die Dreigroschenoper (The Beggar's Opera). Ein Stück mit Musik in einem Vorspiel und acht Bildern nach dem Englischen des John Gay, übersetzt von Elisabeth Hauptmann. Deutsche Bearbeitung von Bert Brecht / Musik von Kurt Weill. Felix Bloch Erben, Berlin-Wilmersdorf 1, Nikolsburgerplatz 3 / Universal-Edition Wien-Leipzig, Nr. 8850. 80 pages. On the back cover the imprint: "Druck von / Otto Maass' Söhne Ges. m. b. H., Wien / I. Wallfischgasse 10 - 2338 28". Measures ca. 16x23 cm.

Condition: Outside worn, lightly dirty and spotted. Spine damaged on 3 cm from the bottom, but binding is not affected. On the title page handwritten note in the middle: "Sägerobert / Herr Simo[?] Häuser[?]". Referring to the role of the "Sägerobert" in the opera, this was surely the rehearsal book for the mentioned person in an early performance. Another handwritten note on the title page at the top says "Souffleur Buch" (prompter book). Inside most pages have marks, notes or underlines in pencil or crayon referring to the role of Sägerobert (highlighting his entries, movements, actions on the stage, etc). Edges worn.

The Threepenny Opera is one of the best-known operas of the 20th century, providing several songs that are now considered standards like the "Ballad of Mack the Knife". The work was premiered on 31. August 1928 and the first edition of the text book was published by Universal Edition in Vienna in October 1928 (300 copies) and November 1928 (500 copies) with the number 8850. Both editions were identical and cannot be distinguished from one another. A piano reduction was published shortly afterwards under the number 8851.

 

1499€

Weiner, Stanley: signed score

 

Stanley Weiner: Sonatina for violin and piano op.69. Berlin: Bote & Bock 1977, 26 pages + 11 pages violin part. With autograph dedication to his "friend Hedi", dated April 1978.
 

29€

Wimberger, Gerhard: autograph letter signed (ALS)

 

Gerhard Wimberger (1923-2016) was an Austrian composer and conductor. He studied under Cesar Bresgen and Johann Nepomuk David. Later he was kapellmeister at the Wiener Volksoper and at the Landestheater in Salzburg. Wimberger became also assistant and later a member of the management committee of the Salzburg Festival. He also taught conducting at the Mozarteum.

For sale is an autograph letter signed (ALS) by Gerhard Wimberger. The short letter is directed to an autograph collector, signed at the end and dated 14 December 1969. The sheet measures ca. 21x29 cm. Folded twice for mailing. Good condition.

 

19€

Wolf, Artur: score

 

Artur Wolf: Three songs composed for choir (mixed) or single voice with piano accompaniment. Nr c) Zilzele Haaviv. Jerusalem: M. Kovalsky. No PN. 3 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Margins slightly worn, outside with light margins. Score was folded once in the middle. Rare, I could only find one other copy in public libraries!

Artur Wolf was a singer, voice teacher and conductor who was active in Vienna in the 1910s and 20s. A singing school by him was published by Doblinger at that time.

 

69€

Wolf, Artur: score

 

Artur Wolf: Jona tama for singing and piano. Jerusalem: M. Kovalsky. No PN. 5 pages. Measures ca. 27x34 cm. Margins slightly worn, outside with light margins. Score was folded once in the middle. Rare, I could only find one other copy in public libraries!

Artur Wolf was a singer, voice teacher and conductor who was active in Vienna in the 1910s and 20s. A singing school by him was published by Doblinger at that time.

 

69€

Zenger, Max: score

 

Max Zenger: Frundsberg - Ein Cyclus von Landsknechtsliedern für Stimme und Klavier op.14. Mainz: Schott. PN 20647. Published in 1873. 14 pages. Measures ca. 27x33cm. Inside water stains at the upper margin, slightly foxed, binding a bit loose.

 

29€

Zupancic, Nicolaus Carl: musical diary

 

The musical diary of the Ödenburg (Sopron) musician Nicolaus Carl Zupancic (1858-1929) from the years 1891 to 1898.

Nicolaus Carl Zupancic was born in 1858 in Karlovac (today Croatia) and studied music at a conservatory. At first he joined the military band of the infantry regiment 76 in Vienna. He shortly quit military service and settled in Ödenburg (today: Sopron in Hungary). There he worked as a music teacher and was an active part of the musical scene in the area Ödenburg-Eisenstadt-Raab (Sopron-Eisenstadt-Györ). During his lifetime he founded several string quartets that performed regularly in the region (with him at the cello). He also established the tradition to perform the string quartet version of „Die 7 letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze“ by Haydn at the Bergkirche in Eisenstadt on Good Friday every year. Zupancic started this tradition in 1898 and it is still done today without any interruptions for over 100 years. Zupancic died in 1929 and the city of Sopron honoured him with a ceremonial act and a commemorative plaque. Nicolaus Carl Zupancic had several children of which some became musicians as well: Wilhelm Zupancic became professor for cello in Pecs, Nicolaus jun. became cellist with the Wienna Philharmonic Orchestra and professor at the Vienna Music Academy.

The diary for sale here is of great historical interest. Two events described in the diary stand out:
The first performance of the „7 letzten Worte“ by Haydn at the Bergkirche in Eisenstadt in 1898 which is described in detail. The second interesting event happened in 1898 as well: In June 1898 the Missa Sancti Nicolai by Haydn was performed in the Bergkirche. Zupancic was part of the orchestra and describes that the orchestral parts were forgotten in Sopron. To perform the mass someone took the autograph (!) manuscripts from the Schlosss Esterhazy and they were used for this performance.

The diary starts in 1891 and ends with the year 1898. This period of time includes the founding of the very first string quartet by Zupancic. The other members of thsi string quartet were Richard Buresch, Karolyi Straner and Oscar Russ. The diary describes the history and progress of the quartet, performances, death of members, etc. Other musicians mentioned in the diary are:

Viktor Altdörfer (1860-1939), organist and pianist, studied in Vienna and Leipzig. Altdörfer was born in Sopron and therefore supported the local music scene with his abilities and connections. There are many entries in the diary that mention Altdörfer.

Elek Kirchner (1852-1932), composer from Györ. He dedicated onee of his string qquartets to the Zupancic quartet. The story aabout this dedication is part of this diary. That includes also the very first run of thee Zupancic quartet through the composition done in the train (!) back from Györ to Sopron.

And these persons are also mentioned: medical officier Dr. Linardic, pianist Pollay Vilma, bank director Victor Bössl, Joseph Felkl, Bela Dudas, Franz Niemetz, Victor Schreiner, Eduard Kugler, Victor Horvath, Adolph Manninger, Bela Kiraly, professor Stocker, Frau Krickl-Lorenz, Paul Iby, professor Bancso, professor Mally, Irma Pataky, etc.

Added is an old photo of an unknown woman.

 

299€

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